What gives you hope, lifts up your mood? In the wintertime, when it’s darker and viruses haunt the hallways, it is important to find hope and light. Yesterday it rained in the SF Bay Area for the first time in a couple of months. Usually the storm gate opens in December, and the rainstorms pile up like traffic at metering lights on the freeway. But this year it’s been nothing but sunny and dry. All talk last week was about the rain expected on Wednesday. It finally came on Friday. Usually by now we are dreaming of beaches in Hawaii, watching the creeks and rivers for signs of high water. But this year, the rain brought relief and hope. Some things about nature seem so simple that we want to take them for granted. Nature may be trying to teach us something about life!
Now there will be snow for skiing, and at least a little water for the trees and plants that need it. By next month the rains may have saturated our spirits until we are begging for relief. I hope that’s what happens.
What gives you hope, lifts up your mood? What do you hope for?