Some days, it’s hard to see the bright side to your problems. The clouds don’t appear to have any silver linings, and you’re thinking the light at the end of the tunnel is probably a train.
However, while suffering can be mandatory, misery is purely optional. Though it can be hard to remember that!
And then there are the days when it is easy to be a light unto the world. Where you can feel the light shining inside you, and where the the weight of the world is off your shoulders, and there’s more silver lining than clouds.
For us, a change of scenery made a huge difference for our moods! We took 4 buses (public transport, shuttle bus, coach, homeschool bus) and 1 subway, and now we’re with Nanny Ogg and her absolutely fabulous crew. We feel welcome, loved, accepted, and appreciated. We’ve spent some time relaxing, drinking tea, shopping, playing with the puppy, cooking, and just hanging out.
We’ll go home tomorrow afternoon, and be home for Church on Sunday. It’s unlikely we’d be allowed to bring home any of Nanny Ogg’s kiddos, but we’ll be bringing home plenty of memories, pictures, and a warm light in our hearts.