I read a devotion this morning about the gloomy days of winter and that if we keep Christmas in our hearts, those days don’t seem so gloomy. I look at days differently. When I awake each morning, I journal. When I journal, the first thing I do is thank the Lord for another beautiful day. I believe that each day, no matter what it’s doing outside, is beautiful and we need to look for the beauty.
I find beauty in caring for my coworker’s baby, Titus, and seeing him explore his surroundings. I see beauty when a man comes to the Colony for freedom of his addictions. I find beauty in enjoying a meal with friends. I see beauty in helping someone in need. I see beauty in listening to the pitter patter of rain on my roof while reading a book.
I believe it’s all about being thankful for each day and seeing the blessings and joy that the Lord provides each day. It is easier, in my opinion, to see the beauty and blessings on those gloomy winter days than on those sunny, warm, beautiful days.
Robbin Weinhardt is a Part-Time Dining Room hostess and a Women of Character graduate. She is married to Ray Weinhardt, who works in our kitchen and is a Colony of Mercy Graduate.