This morning dawned gray and chilly, giving us a taste of the fall weather that’s just around the corner. The house filled with the fresh scent of the rain that fell for most of the night, I pulled on soft, warm clothes and lit a candle when I came into the office. It’s glow made its way into my heart, drawing words into my mind. You see, last winter I wrote with a candle burning almost every day. The warm light giving me hope for brighter days in the coming months, the dancing flame reminded me to look up and take in my surroundings, reminding me there’s a world outside my own.
Once I settled down at my desk with a bowl of rice pudding and a Diet Coke–breakfast of champions–I opened a blog post from Tammy Strobel from Rowdy Kittens. She and her husband, Logan, were featured in Enjoy magazine recently. They talked about their simplified life in their tiny house and how it has given them the freedom to be there for others in their time of need. Logan went on to say, “It made me realize that we get really depressed when we focus inward.” I couldn’t agree more. This isn’t clinical depression. It’s just the dumpy, grumpy, oh woe is me blues that have a tendency to creep into all of our minds at some point.
I want to keep this post simple. Just a note to provoke some thought. Take a moment to look up. What do you see? How can you reach out to someone today?