I am now living in the land of “warm.” It’s not perfect, but it’s refreshing.
For years, I lived in the land of “cold.” I’d watch the weather forecast and we’d be sitting in the “blue” zone. Oh how I longed to live somewhere in the red, orange – or I’d even accept the yellow zone!
And now here I am.
I watched the weather forecast on Halloween Day, 2013 and I was in the orange/red zone while I looked at where I used to live and there it sat – in the frigid blue zone.
I was so happy, I can’t even tell you.
It made me smile.
It made me smile BIG.
I smiled for hours. And then a few hours later, I remembered, and I smiled again.
It was Halloween. And I was in shorts. For the first time in my life. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, and I was happy.
It may seem like a small thing, but do you remember smiling over small things? Do you remember being happy over something “small?” It can change a whole day. A whole outlook.
Small is only small if we view it that way with our heart. Something “small” can become huge if we allow ourselves to view it that way.
As I did.
I’d dreamed of something. Longed for something. Wished. Hoped. And God granted my wish.
I know it will come with imperfections over time. But for a moment in time, I allowed myself to feel thankful. Blessed. HAPPY.
And I smiled. Over something small.