By Lisa Lysen
As if it were a canvas where an artist’s paintbrush had lingered meticulously, detailing nature’s perfection with every stroke, the gorgeous prairie sky is ablaze with color, alive with the most incredible hues of pinks and mauves and oranges imaginable.
Sounds of gulls and gentle, rhythmic waves echo in the indescribable beauty of the heavens above and come back, hauntingly to my ears, resounding in my heart.
This day, really not so different from yesterday, is new and yet completely different, just the same. Unique and full of promise, it’s a precious gift waiting to be opened.
For each day has its own fresh tale to tell as it unfolds mystically, moment by moment until a perfect new adventure has been written.
And today my role is not unlike that of the waves or the gulls or the sunrise or the beautiful prairie sky.
Today I am simply a part of this portrait. Today I will cherish each moment, be aware of life’s tantalizing, exquisite beauty and watch as the picture paints itself around me.
Today I’m no more and no less than a piece of this magical puzzle called life.
And today my life is awesome; meant to be lived well; fully, joyfully, awesomely.
My soul relaxes. I’m happy.
And suddenly confident that my story, if I let it, will write itself and it will be as natural, as perfect and as beautiful as any part of this magnificent world around me.
For today is a gift. And I am thankful.