|Edinburgh basking in sunshine.|
|Sun shining on the island of Incholm.|
OK, maybe I exaggerate a bit; but there is a wonderful change of attitude and demeanor that comes with a beautiful day here in Scotland. Why? I think precisely because it is not expected. It is a gift that comes from out of nowhere to bless everyone. It is a little taste of heaven, a drop of grace, a small wee nip of what ails you, it is a reminder of all that is good and right and wonderful in the world. And the good lord knows we need reminders like this in a world like ours.
|The usual scene!|
|There is light at the end!|
So what's the point? As simple as this: Let's learn to enjoy the little gifts that come our way in this often complex and difficult world. Let's learn to enjoy sitting at the table and talking with family and friends. Let's not take for granted the little rays of sunshine that God sends into our lives each and every day. Let's lift up the good every chance we get so that when the clouds reappear we might remember that they don't have the final say. Today I got to spend time with people I love, talk about art and history and philosophy and favorite movies and food and memories....all of this was like a sunny day that helped me once again appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. No matter what you are going through right now, I hope and I am praying that you might see some glimmers of light and rejoice in the knowledge that the clouds although persistent do give way.
|Aaron and Vincent at the Scottish Gallery.|