Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

A Little Sunshine October 16, 2014

It’s a pretty easy thing to take for granted. It’s there so much more than it isn’t, so I think that’s part of the problem. But I’ve certainly missed it around here the last few days. Sunshine. From the ground up, its light has the power to warm the soul.ย Backyard Happiness

I do sincerely love and appreciate the beauty of fall and all the things it brings with it. This you know. The last few days I was reminded why I sometimes doubt my love of this spectacular season. It has been cloudy and rainy and downright dreary for four or five days now. I find its easier to lose count when you succumb to the darkness.

I didn’t even realize I had indeed let the weather get to me until the sun slowly revealed itself this afternoon. It was like seeing a long lost friend. There I was in one of my favorite spots in my forever home – the windowsill in the living room. (My beloved forever people call it my perch). As the light shined in through the blinds, I felt it warm my fur and somehow it seemed to soak right through to my soul.

It must have had a similar effect on mom, because it was a matter of a few seconds before dear baby Carter was bundled up and in his stroller and it was time for a walk around my neighborhood. The crisp fall air smelled so much better with the light shining down around us. The leaves fell from the trees in the beautiful silent way they do. I pranced. Carter giggled. Mom smiled. It was a happy moment for the three of us.

It was a reminder to me to cherish the sunshine. It was a reminder not to let the darkness get to me because the sun will shine again. It was a reminder to live in the moment instead of longing for something you can’t have. Because if you do these things, there is no way the dreary things in life can conquer your spirit. If you do these things, you bottle up the sunshine for the bad days. If you do these things, you have the power to warm your own soul, whether or not the sun is shining.

Take that, dreary Wisconsin fall.


3 Responses to “A Little Sunshine”

  1. Lyn Says:

    Oh I love Fall days. They usually still have enough warmth hanging around from summer and the nights are good for snuggling ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s the middle of spring here in Australia, but the mornings recently have been 4 degrees Celsius (39F). A little way up “the hill” (35 miles west of us), they had a decent fall of snow the other day and the cars were covered in around 8″ of snow. Exactly 12 months ago, the same area was devastated by bushfires that destroyed over 200 homes. Any day you can get out and enjoy the outdoors is a good day — especially if it’s with Mom and baby Carter eh Wiles ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. utesmile Says:

    Enjoy those warm sunny days and keep the sunshine in your heart!

  3. We have enjoyed some bright sunshine around here, too, W. Today, Mom walked with me at the park! I’m happy, but Mom is dying to wear her new jacket, and she’s bored of her summer clothes, so she’s ready for a cool breeze to come to NJ.

    Love and licks,

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