Monday, October 20, 2008

MUSIC: "Some Days are Diamonds"

This is such a beautiful time of year! Leaves are magnificent in all of their grandeur. The air is crisper, the evenings close in very early, and Mother Nature is preparing to put her foliage into hibernation for the winter season.

I enjoy taking scenic pictures, and especially now. The hillsides are alive with color, the burning bushes are vibrant in their crimson coats and even the slightest breeze will cause a shower of leafage to appear outside your window.

For some, it is a season that brings a hint of melancholy, as it reminds us that the cold days of winter and the long evenings of darkness are right around the corner. Sunshine helps to lift all of our spirits, and with less of those rays now in store, there is an opportunity for most of us to become less energetic and downhearted.

I remember a couple of years ago as my husband and I watched the first snowfall from our living room winter. Sure, the flakes of snow were beautiful, but at the same time, it was a reminder of snow shoveling, less outside adventures and when one is feeling ill, a definite time for dreariness to set in. We all seem to adapt though, irregardless of our mindset at the start of winter. Every season has it's beauty and even though we sometimes don't always enjoy the weather that accompanies fall or winter, we do get through it. I always tell myself that our evenings suddenly start to lengthen a couple of days after the Christmas celebrations. Lighter evenings can bring encouragement that spring is right around the corner.
Isn't this burning bush a true sight of beauty? I'm going to plant this here on my website, to help lift your spirits on gloomy days. It's crimson color can bring a sense of brillance to a colorless day.

To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.
A time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal ...
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance ...
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to lose and a time to seek;
a time to rend and a time to sew;
a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.

ecclesiastes 3:1-8
My husband and I know first hand that some days are diamonds, some days are stones ..... or in other words, there will be good days, along with the not-so-good days. Some days will be brighter like spring and summer, while others will be gloomier like fall and winter.
Whatever your season, enjoy your good days to the fullest. Don't let the lack of sunshine, get you down!!!!

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