I'm grateful for clouds this morning. I'm grateful to know that even when the clouds provide a low ceiling on my world the sun is still out there shining beyond. I'm grateful for the calmness that clouds seem to instill, causing me to move just a bit slower and perhaps be a bit more mindful. I'm grateful for the colors that pop as the clouds shade them from direct light. I'm grateful for the new color of the house and the wonderful workers that have been helping us. I'm grateful for the pieces of us reflected in our home. What is your favorite thing about clouds? Many people consider the perfect day to be one of comfortable temperature with full sunshine. As we consider this the "perfect" day or "perfect" weather we also set high standards for our own perfection. Yet in each moment we are imperfectly perfect just as we are. There is beauty to be found in us in each moment just as there is beauty to be found in our world. What is your cloudy perfection? What traits do you love and honor in their own way even if it is not your favorite way to present yourself to this world? I'm grateful to smile, laugh and be silly. I'm grateful to be sensitive and cry. I'm grateful for every mood in between even the quiet contemplative one I feel this morning. I'm grateful to feel. I'm grateful to be. And I'm grateful for my own imperfect perfection. May your day be blessed with the beauty of your own perfection and may you see it reflected in your world.
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.