Week #35 – “My Sunshine on this Earth” (What weather best describes you?)

Eternal Summer (photo credit: Grace Church)

Eternal Summer (photo credit: Grace Church)

Week #35 – “My Sunshine on this Earth” (What weather best describes you?)

We had a beautiful 90-degree day this week.  The breeze out of the west was soft and warm.  And for the first time in what seemed like a long, long while — I was hot.

And honestly — it felt great!

I sat for a moment on my front step with the sun on my face, my shoulders, arms, hands, and bare feet.  The neighbor cat joined me and flipped himself over on the sidewalk to roll on his back and soak up the warmth through the fur on his belly.

And for a moment — I felt present.

In the middle of Rob’s word board there is a little tag that says, “My Sunshine on this Earth.”  I totally get that.  In a world where things can be dark and cold, stormy and uncertain…Rob had a way of radiating a steady, warm, and happy light.  Much like the little neighbor cat on the sidewalk…we’d eagerly stop everything to sit still and soak it up!

You’ve probably known people who darken your door, brighten your day, breeze in and out of your life, bring thunderbolts and lightning, sunshine and happiness, or rain on your parade.  There are fair-weather friends, stormy relationships, and…well…”Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”

The question is: What’s the forecast for friends or relatives, coworkers or clients, when YOU come to town?

Your assignment for the week: The un-official start of summer (Memorial Day) is just around the corner — and it’s that time of year when we start to pay close attention to those weekend weather reports.  What weather pattern best describes you?  Abundant sunshine…rolling fog…a summer shower…or a perfect storm?!  😉  Furthermore — do you set the mood?  Or is your atmosphere easily changed by others?  Think of yourself in terms of weather this week — what’s on your horizon?  And what is the forecast to those around you?

Spread Happyness — share your thoughts (and your forecast) in the comments!

5/15/15 by Grace Church
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4 thoughts on “Week #35 – “My Sunshine on this Earth” (What weather best describes you?)

  1. Ted Aanensen

    Dear Grace
    You paint a beautiful picture with your words as always, Thank you. I think it is easier for others to tell what weather is brought by each of us. I will only say, your smile and positive attitude never fails to make my day feel sunnier. Never Blue Sky silliness, just a “today will not get me down, rain or shine”
    I am sure you and Rob shared that attribute.
    Thank you for being you.

    1. Grace Church Post author

      Hi Ted! Thank you so much…and I appreciate the difference between “Blue Sky Silliness” and “Today will not get me down!” There is always a bright side…but the dark side can be fun too! If I were to describe you…I’d say you’re a red sky at night. Blazing and colorful in your own right…with the promise of smooth sailing tomorrow! 😉

  2. JoAnn

    I have to say I try to be sunshine most of the time but I do have my stormy days. Overall, I say be positive, smile and do what makes you happy. Those around you will want to be happy too.


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