Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
Remember the old song "Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy?" It truly does do that! I woke up this morning with the sun streaming in all the windows in the house. This place where we are living now (parsonage for the Church of God at Dutch Valley) is on a hill, so we get beautiful sunrises and sunsets. It streams in almost every window, and it makes me happy.
We have a lot of wildlife here. Tommy opened the blinds yesterday and a big ole' Tom Turkey was standing right at the window with his tail feathers all puffed out! We also have deer who come almost to our back door.
I am a person who also loves cloudy days. Seems like they dictate a mood. I am more reflective on a gloomy day.
Mother used to say that she couldn't wait for February to be over because she was always depressed during February. I think it was because her favorite brother, Roy, died in February. He worked for the FBI in Washington D.C. and died very young of a heart attack.
On the other hand, my friend Lori loves February. Her favorite holiday is Valentine's Day and of course it comes in February.
Whatever this day brings, I am trying to say with the Psalmist, "this is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118)