As I wake to another grey and overcast morning there is a moment where I can feel gloominess start to sink into my heart. The bright birds of my backyard forest are still tucked safely back in their homes. I have missed them. And while I do love the pitter patter of rain and even the drum of thunder, neither of those are happening on this quiet grey morning.
I pause and take a moment to connect. I adjust my heart and then my eyes and suddenly there is color amidst the grey. I notice the pop of the green of the bushes, looking more vibrant against the grey sky. I notice the tiny specks of yellow that I can barely see from my window but I know it is the daffodils in my garden, still in bloom. As I gaze for a while at the purple blooms on the neighbor's tree. Beautiful.
I let the song play in my head for a moment and my imagination takes over. The day is still and yet in my mind a colorful swirl of wind blows across this scene as it did in Disney's animation. In the distance I can hear the soft sound of a bird chirping and now I can see the faintest hint of the sunrise behind the veil of clouds.
I'm grateful for the colors of the wind. I'm grateful for this song and the imagination it inspires. I'm grateful for the beautiful and magical parts of this children's movie. I'm grateful to pause to see the colors in my world. I'm grateful to hear the birds waking as my heart wakes to the beauty around me. And I'm grateful to the beautiful masterpiece that is painted before me each day, full of color even if the backdrop is grey.
What colors catch your attention today? Is there a song from your youth that inspires you?
May today remind us of the magic that is always present and the beauty that surrounds us. May we find connection and peace even when the world is grey. Have a beautiful day!