Personal Learning

The Sun is Shining Just for You!

I was walking past a storefront the other day when I saw a sign that read, “The Sun is Shining Just For You!” I felt a smile stretch across my face. For one second, I thought to myself how amazing is that… just for me! 

As I continued on, I felt myself a little lighter on my feet and truth be told, in my heart.  I went from looking around to looking straight forward and into the eyes of others, just trying to capture what was around me.  With each shop, I started noticing the lighter moments.  The small talk. The giggles. The laughter. It was like the sun was truly shining everywhere!

I noticed 

people helping others

doors being held

pleases being said

And thank yous being offered in return.

I heard

kindness in voices 

care in words be spoken

love being shared.

I wondered 

where had I been

what else had I been missing, when I wasn’t looking forward.

That quote had shifted my mindset in one small moment. I had been filling my head with so much noise… like a storm that keeps you up at night, I had forgotten about the sun and how it does shine! I decided that I was going to head back and buy that quote. I planned to set in a place so that I would have to pass and read each day.  When I entered the store, I looked everywhere. I asked a young lady working if there were any more copies of the quote in the window.  As luck would have it, that was the last one and it was not for sale. With one last glance, I looked back to grab another glimpse as I left the store.  It was then that I realized there was more.  I had missed the bottom half, tucked behind a figurine. It read,

what will you do with it?” 

Oh, Wow! What would I do with it? I was convinced that it wasn’t for sale for a reason. It wasn’t mine to buy and keep for myself, it was meant to be given away. As I walked away, I knew that was there for me to read that day. So I leave you with this,

The Sun is Shining Just For You! What will you do with it?

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