We can only really receive a blessing if we are ready to see it. We are so busy worrying about what might be coming, and focusing on what’s wrong, we forget to appreciate what is right in front of us.
Often we resist seeing the blessing because we just don’t feel worthy…or tragedy has brought us to our knees and seems to have blocked the light for good.
There are blessings and miracles all around us. But we have to open our hearts and minds in order to receive them.
The photo is of a newly built house right next door to us. We were not thrilled about this new house being built so close. We were afraid it would block the light coming into our house.
It turns out that the fear was baseless. We get just as much light as before the house went up. Not only do we have plenty of sunlight streaming into our house, we have these lovely images of light on the house next door.
The lights in the picture are (apparently) coming from the reflection of the sun bouncing off of our house and projecting onto the house next door. I love seeing them. Even though it is a small thing, it reminds me to be open to expect the best.
Those lights were always there, we just didn’t see them because there was nothing to catch the light.
Like that old joke: if a husband is arguing in the woods and there is no one there to hear him, is he still wrong?
Let’s be open to receive. We might not know what the blessing is yet, but we know it’s coming, and it’s a good one.
Even if you are experiencing grief, if you can turn your face to the light for just a moment, you may begin to feel some solace.
In the movie, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” one of the characters, Sonny Kapoor, says, “Everything will be all right in the end. And if it’s not all right, then it’s not yet the end.”
So be ready to catch the light.
It’s there. You just have to see it.