Luckily, my happiness is not limited to blue sky days. In fact, from my kitchen this time of year I can barely even see the blue sky. As I searched out the window this morning for hints on if it would be a sunny day or rainy day there was just not enough sky for a clear answer. My backyard is a forest with tall trees and a thick underbrush of honeysuckle. Even with the steep incline that tends to draw my eyes up toward the sky, very little of it can be seen through the canopy.
I got a little chuckle to myself this morning as I sang "green skies smiling at me". I love the shade of our back deck. I love the mature trees towering overhead.
I began thinking about the other types of sky I enjoy. I enjoy when the sky has big puffy white clouds that shift into shapes. I enjoy watching to see what I can create out of them with a little imagination. It is one of my family's favorite car trip games.
I love when the clouds look wispy, like there was just a little white left on the paintbrush and someone tried to wipe it off. It reminds me of the beautiful creation that is this planet.
I love when dark storm clouds move over and make colors of flowers and trees more vivid. If it comes with the soothing rumble of thunder, all the better.
As strange as it is to say, I even enjoy the slight greenish hue the sky gets sometimes during a storm. It is something you don't get to see everywhere and it reminds me I'm home...even if it also signals the need to get inside.
Last but certainly not least, I love the night sky when it is deep black with the twinkle of stars and planets far above. It makes me feel so small and yet also a part of something so vast.
Blue skies are great. But the truth is, I just love the sky. I love looking at it whichever way it is that moment.
I'm grateful to be in love with the sky. I'm grateful to appreciate her beauty no matter how she is feeling or looking each day. I'm grateful to be reminded this is how love is meant to be, even with our fellow humans. I'm grateful to see the beauty in each form. I'm grateful to try to apply this to the people in my life, even the stormy ones. I'm grateful for the view from my windows and for the clear view outside.
What skies do you love? What songs speak to your heart? How can you find beauty in each person around you?
May we remember there are blue skies, clouds, and storms in all of us. May we be willing to see each other's rainbows. May we take the time to enjoy the beauty that is this amazing place called Earth. Have a beautiful day!