Looking at today in Western Washington, you wouldn't see much brightness or hope even if you were a positive cheerful person - it's downright ugly outside and pouring! But...Happy Easter to everyone! While children may have had to endure indoor egg hunts (what's so wrong with having to look on top of church beams or under sofa cushions to find the eggs anyhow!!??) the rain today continues the "drab and depressing" spring weather we've endured for well over a month here. But today is special...it is a day of great hope and joy. I always feel like Easter is shown through the sunburst rays of sunlight coming out behind things...thus why I enjoy sharing images like these. To Christians today is most special. It is also special in its own way to almost anyone if they let today present itself for what it can offer -- my hope to all of you is that today brings you great joy, peace, and hope.
If you are feeling like you are running out of options even with difficulties in life, may today offer you a renewed positive hope and comfort that you really can move forward in life and put yourself in situations where joyful things will occur.