Break through the Clouds

I’m writing this from the plane on my way to Tel Aviv. When we boarded in Stuttgart, the early morning sky was grey and it began to rain as soon as the plane took off.
But oh, what joy! When we broke through the layer of clouds we were greeted with beautiful sunshine. The clouds looked like a soft bed, glowing in the sun. And I thought, what a shame down there can’t see the beauty.

To be honest, many days I’ve been very much like the people down there.
I see the grey and deficit only.
I’m way too busy to discover beauty around me.
I’m knee deep in worries and problems and don’t see much else.
I go online and numb myself with useless comparisons to more beautiful, happier, seemingly more satisfied people.

And I don’t like living this way.

Breaking through the clouds reminds me to overcome this mental barrier.
To shut off the filtered reality on my phone from time to time.
To zoom out and see the bigger picture.
To take a deep breath and inhale rest, freedom, beauty.
To trust in the One who sees it all, holds it all, overcomes it all.

Well, we’re landing soon.
Back to the ground and the grey skies. But I’m taking the sun with me.

Writing for Five Minute Friday today.

 

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