Wake up! Arise! Rejoice and give thanks to the Lord for a bright new day!!!
That is the song in my head this morning as I did indeed wake up feeling like it's a bright new day - hooray!! I have had a dark shadow of gloominess over my heart ever since I came down with the flu almost two weeks ago. I've never in my life had such an extended period of the blues, it's been horrible, I hope I never descend into the dumps for that long again. I didn't even feel particularly uplifted in church on Sunday, which is truly unusual because I love Sunday worship and I love connecting with my church family each week. But my blue flu mood even put a damper on that this week.
I don't know what marvellous metamorphosis happened in my sleep last night, but I woke this morning feeling like the cloud has finally blown away and my heart is once again full of light and rainbows! The weather outside is frightful, but my heart feels oh! delightful...it might be raining outside, but inside my heart the sun is shining :)
This is how I feel today:
To feel keenly the poetry of a morning's roses, one has to have just escaped from the claws of this vulture which we call sickness.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel