Saturday, December 25, 2010
Somewhere this morning someone woke up filled with hope. They raised their eyes towards the heavens and they felt the movement of the divine stir inside of them. What once was frustration and despair was replaced by a joyful expectation of things to come. As they moved about they felt a new strength, a new purpose, a new resolve.
Somewhere this morning, someone looked in the mirror and liked what they saw for the first time in a long time. Oh, nothing much had changed. Their hair was still their hair, their eyes were big and round but oh my gosh, what was that? Was it a smile? Did they stand just a little straighter and with purpose?
Somewhere this morning someone bundled up and took a walk or a run. They felt the wind blow hard against their face and they might have muttered under their breath but they leaned forward and pressed on. Someone popped a Wii game in and shook the room as they bounced and gasped for breath. Someone watched rivulets of sweat run down their face and chest as they pushed against the resistance of the elliptical or Stairmaster.
Somewhere someone smiled at their bowl of steel cut oats and banana. They ate with gusto and joy and marveled that something this good for you could taste this nice.
Somewhere this morning someoneís family smiled as they greeted them with a cheery hello and a smile.
Somewhere this morning, slightly over a million of us know what the joy is that comes from believing you are worth all the effort and sacrifice. You have come to accept you deserve to be happy because you come here every day to reinforce the values youíve created. You breathe a deep refreshing breath and a small tear may form in your eye. A smile breaks out on your face.
Somewhere this morning, someone realizes how blessed they are and that there are so many people who woke up this morning believing there was nothing to look forward to, only regrets to look back at. Someone realizes that person was once them and if it werenít for the many true angels in all shapes, sizes and manners of belief, they would still be very stuck and feeling very alone.
Somewhere this morning someone reached out their hand and in support and love, knowing it was strong enough to help share some one elseís load for just a bit.