Out of the Shadows

The past week I have been living in the shadows.  Walking through my life but not really ‘living’ it.  Almost like sleepwalking.  I get up, go about my day but something wasn’t right.  I really couldn’t put my finger on it until yesterday.

Yesterday, I looked up.  I was driving down the road and looked up to see the leaves changing colors and then and there I realized, I hadn’t looked up in about a week.  I’ve been looking at my feet, at the ground, making sure to put one foot in front of the other but never looking up.

I know we must embrace the shadows to appreciate the light, but sometimes when you’re stuck in the shadow, its kind of scary.  Deep down I always know the light will come again, but on the surface it feels like the dark will never end.  Luckily it does and the light comes shining through.

Today I am GRATEFUL for looking up to see the blue sky, sun shining and leaves changing colors!

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5 Responses to Out of the Shadows

  1. Kelly Barton says:

    today i am totally grateful the day you looked up and walked into my world.
    you are such a light in my life. yep. so happy about that.

    i am also happy you looked up. i mean really, when i look down too much, i walked into door jams and stub a toe or nose. wink.

  2. Karen D says:

    I so hear you on this one.. I am always reminding myself to look up. I even started taking pics from underneath trees as a visual reminder to look up.

    Your light shines bright even through the shadows..

    pilates man, I am so getting on that! 😉


  3. Swirly says:

    It is usually so simple ~ looking up, taking a deep breath, sitting still for one moment. I love you.

  4. jen gray says:

    a different view helps for sure… even if it just for a moment. i know that feeling, the one of shadows and sleepwalking and wondering when it will shift..i am here, i love you, holding your hand up high just like that real life photo……

  5. LB says:

    I am always looking up. You’ve got to. Even when it feels forced. You hold your head high and look out into that sky, the clouds, the leaves with their beautiful colors. It makes you realize the world is so much bigger than your feet, and your shadow, whatever’s bringing you to that space. There is so much out there for you if you’re willing to LOOK. I love you girl and miss you deeply. Keep your eyes to the sky!!

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