This picture was taken today at one of my favorite places in the world, the Grant Community High School baseball field. The weather from yesterday to today did a complete reversal, as the storm clouds, colder temperatures, and winds blew on in, making it a less than ideal environment for someone like me to be in. I know I live in the Midwest and should not be surprised at the unpredictability of the weather, but I would still rather deal with 90 degree heat than be cold.
After dealing with this weather all day, one could say I was surprised when I saw a little break in the cloud coverage. I saw the sun trying to peak through for quite some time, but it was not until darkness was starting to set in that the sky started to open up, giving me the shot I had today.
Seeing the light blue, white, and burnt orange-laced clouds underneath the darkness of the storm made me think about life. There are times where all we see is darkness. We get to such a place where we feel like there is no escaping and we act as such. The reality is that there is always path out of this place and all we need is the smallest sliver of light to guide us to freedom and peace. I always make a point to be the type of person who encourages everyone because I know that even the simplest of kind words and encouragement can be all someone needs to get them out of the undesirable place they are in. People have done this for me when I needed it most, so I will always make sure I do the same for others.
All it takes to get out of life’s darkest places is a little bit of light.