This morning, I got up before the crack of dawn, poured a cup of piping hot coffee, then turned on the news. I watched for a few minutes and realized that I didn’t want to start my day with the sadness that was being reported. So, I turned on Christmas movie, put my feet up and indulged myself in sweetness.

As the early morning light started to brighten the sky,  beautiful colors caught my eye and focused my thoughts on the revealing of a brand new day. It never ceases to amaze me how the many shades of pink, orange, gray, and purple intermingled with white and blue encourage me to breathe deeply creating a feeling of instant calm.

Even the shapes added to the peace that was building in my soul. Shapes sometimes resembling angel wings, a door to heaven, a path, and a winking eye always reminds me of a promise. It might sound silly, but I believe the beauty I witnessed is a way to reassure us that a brand new day is a start of possibilities, new possibilities. A new day to shake off what has been weighing us down, scratching at our heart, and quieting the negative inner voice.

As I sit here writing this story, I am basking in the vastness of hope, hope that is encouraging me to keep doing what I love.

However, as the sky begins to darken, I can feel my soul dipping a notch down the gauge of feelings, inching its way towards worry.

I will not let worry, stop me today. I choose to carry the morning sky with me; all day.  Now the sun is shining and warms my face as I sit in my favorite chair. soaking in every ray of hope.  Reminding me of the promise. A promise I want to store in my heart like the squirrels scurrying to hide nuts, and berries for winter.

How do you see the sky? Do you see it as hope for a new day, or do you see it as just another sky?  I want you to know that life is full of doubts, fears, sadness, worry, and tears, but it’s how we handle what life throws at us that makes the difference.

When your inner voice of doubt starts pulling you down, think of the most beautiful sky you have ever seen, take a mental picture and then store it for a rainy day.

Those brilliant colors and shapes will carry you through until the next promise makes its appearance high in the sky bringing peace to your heart and love to your soul.

Published by cynthiajeandeluca

My name is Cynthia Jean DeLuca. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. I believe in following your dreams and never giving up! Helping others is very important to me, for when we help others, we help ourselves. It is my hope to make a difference in the lives of children and grown-ups. My hobbies are writing, quilting and painting. I am a novice at all three but, enjoy them immensely. I grew up on a farm with no indoor plumbing and no heat in our upstairs. I love life and have a very strong faith. Working on inspirational short stories for grown- ups. Love to speak on topics that touch my heart.

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