What do you See?

I don’t know about you, but I’m the kind of guy that really likes warm sunny days that tantalize you with bright colors and lush verdant vegetation.

I know, it sounds like the song Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows


Much to my chagrin, however, that was not the case this morning when I opened my window shade. I drew the shade to reveal cloudy skies and trees with bare branches. And, the cloudy sky was not that articulate cloudy sky that has ridges of definition, rather, it was just a cold blanket of gray.

Overcast. Blah.

At that moment, I realized that I had a choice. I could either let the weather condition get me down, or I could find another reason to be grateful.

I chose the latter.

What I decided was that I would be grateful that I have my eyesight – that I could see the gray sky and the bare trees.

With my history, every day that I have eyesight is a blessing. When I was about 4 or 5 years old, my dad took me fishing. On that fishing trip my dad went to cast my line out for me, and just as he did, I stood up. Since I was standing behind him, he didn’t see me. The fish hook that was intended to go into the water and catch a fish caught my eye instead.

Fortunately, the doctor could remove it with no damage done.

When I was older, I was playing out in my backyard, which was full of lush verdant vegetation, and somehow got poked in the eye with a stick.

After another visit to the doctor and a temporary eye patch, my eye was fine.

How fortunate I am that I can see – no matter what the scenery is!

May we always see with eyes of gratitude!

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