Thursday, November 20, 2008
This evening a little storm rolled through the valley. The winds kicked up, the skies darkened and then it rained a little. By the time I left work, the sun was setting beautifully in the west, casting all kinds of gorgeous shadows over the hills and best of all - making rainbows.
I love rainbows. I've always loved rainbows. As a kid, I was so fascinated and delighted when I'd see one. I used to keep track of how many rainbows I'd seen. As I got older, I lost track of the number, but I've never lost the awe. Of course, now that I'm older, I realize that I have to share my love of rainbows with the gay community, which makes me wary of posting rainbows all over everything. I wouldn't want to give off the wrong impression.
In any case, seeing the rainbows (TWO!!) this afternoon reminded me of a conversation with my friend Susan. She asked me what I thought simple pleasures were. To me, simple pleasures are little, every day things that just brighten your day. Seeing a rainbow, reading a good book, wearing a favorite shirt, etc. It's the little, every day things that brighten your day that we need to remember when life seems overwhelming, stressful or out of control. Remember your simple pleasures and put whatever the problem is into perspective.
Well, that's my bit for day. Bye!