the power of hard work, the love of a forever friend
and the magic of four-leaf clovers.”
I woke up facing one complication after another in getting started with the day. In addition, I decided I was done with the snow and cold and the morning rush… so I had coffee AND tea AND Diet Coke but I still left the house at 7 a.m. with a terrible attitude and a heavy heart, full of worry for so many people I know struggling with life and its complicated curve balls.
An early morning run would have provided a mental re-boot… but that wasn’t an option.
A funny thing happened during first two minutes of the drive to school. I noticed the way the morning light was hitting the ice crystals on every tree branch and fence post. It created a magical sparkle – everywhere… on the roof of barns, on the tips of long ditch grasses and the backs of cows (ok, maybe the not the cows).
After safely making two routine school stops, I drove straight to a nature center on my route to the office. I parked and pulled out my camera taking a morning detour I wouldn’t normally indulge in… but I had to see this through the camera lens.
The light shines in the darkness.
And the darkness can never extinguish it.