The other day I sat outside on a glorious summer afternoon and I realized something. Despite all the uncertainty in our world right now, nature is constant. The deer continue to grow their antlers. Baby birds emerge from broken eggshells and wait for their mothers to bring them food. Plants that were brown and lifeless turn vibrant just as they did last year. And the year before that. Nature knows no hate. It just is. So when it all becomes too much and when watching the news begins to make me feel anxious and discouraged, I turn it off. I go outside and immerse myself in the beauty of nature. I choose to let it go. I choose peace. That is what I can do for myself and my family right now. I pray. And gain strength from nature. Because the grass grows after the winter snow, and the sun shines after a summer storm.
Have a happy and blessed Fourth of July, my dear friends!
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