When everything feels a little discolored, like looking through a mottled filter or chemical burns on an old photograph, I look for clarity.
When I feel like my heart will drown in anger and hurt, I look for love.
When my chest is tight, I think I could die in a scream if only there was enough energy left inside me to raise my voice, my true inner voice, high and loud. When that happens, I realize those things - peace, love, and even clarity - are near me, even when they feel very far away.
When I see the date on my calendar yelling out the word April, I am reminded again that my soul knows the date even when my mind has disregarded it.
And that is when I remind myself to be kind.
Do not take on responsibilities that I do not own.
Tomorrow is another day, and after 30 more of those, it will be May.
I remember that sometimes there are flowers in the sky.
I remember that everything will be okay.
The two might not seem related, but they are both miracles.
Miracles are a beautiful thing. I wish them for my life and yours.
I pray for peace. love. clarity. flowers in the sky.
I pray that everything will be okay.
And I believe it will.
Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.
- James 1:17