2020 has certainly not started off the way any of us would've ever imagined. So far, we've seen a lot of heartbreak, sorrow, and uncertainty. It has been a challenge to turn on the news without feeling overwhelmed by what's happening in our local communities and the world. But there, right in the middle of the chaos and confusion, is something else too.
If we take a moment to look away from the stormy pandemonium that can seem to loom over our heads, we can see so many beautiful things that Jehovah God has given us. There are many unsung stories of altruism, generosity, and kindnesses being shown to others by complete strangers. Appreciation for life deepens. There are more "I love you"s being said. There are more connections to and explorations of ones creative side. There are giggles and laughs filled with mirth when these creative attempts don't pan out just how we planned. And nature continues to surprise us with resplendent skies, fantastic flora, and unabashed wildlife.
So even though we can't remove ourselves from this situation, we don't have to give in to despair. Because when you look around, this life is still pretty amazing.
XOXO, Dear Reverie