Always in Love with the Sky

No Matter the Weather - JWTBlog FB Post

There are people who are always in love with the sky. No matter the weather. No matter the season. No matter the time of day.

They see beauty in every sunset. In every rainstorm. In every passing cloud.

In starry nights. Rainbows. The noonday sun. Falling snow. Blue clear skies. Sunrises. Even thundershowers.

They are those special individuals who truly welcome and live in each moment. Those whose hearts beat with gratitude. Whose minds are open and accepting. Whose spirits are compassionate and empathetic. And whose eyes see the splendor and awe in everything.

They are those who teach by example. Who find something to like and appreciate in everything. And seemingly everyone.

They show us what is possible when we see the good, the beauty, the possibilities in everything and everybody.

The way they look at, embrace, and appreciate the moods, colors, and behavior of the sky are models for loving. For loving others. And for loving ourselves.

We should all be so fortunate to find someone who will love us the same way. Just as we would love them. No matter the weather. No matter the season. No matter the time of day. We would always be in love with their sky.

Love like that,


#ItsInTheWayThatYouUseIt  #LiveLikeThat  #DoThatThing  #LoveIsTheAnswer  #LoveLikeThat

My Glorious Night “In” a Hallmark Channel Holiday Movie

#WeAreAllJustWalkingEachOtherHome  #StandingInTheBreach  #SpeakLove  #RiseAbove  #FriendsIJustHaventMetYet



Over the course of this month of November, I have taken some time each day to thoughtfully count my blessings and publicly share at least one thing each day that I am grateful for in my life – AKA my “#NothingButGratitudeNovember 2015 Campaign.” I have used Facebook as the primary platform for declaring my gratitude and have actually rather enjoyed sharing my thoughts and feelings of thanksgiving with my friends and family there. Surprisingly, another thing to be grateful for.

I have learned that much of what I am grateful for is also held in a space of gratitude by many others. The mutual acknowledgment of this commonly-shared gratitude, along with a number of requests and suggestions that I share – and continue to write – my posts in a more widely-accessible format, have led to my decision to include and re-share a few of my #NothingButGratitudeNovember (2015) posts here.

My thought is that sharing here what I am grateful for or restating here what I am grateful for cannot do anything but good, because expressing our gratitude is simply a good thing. My hope, however, is that as you read these posts you will be prompted to consider and quantify for your own sake that which you are thankful for and share your gratitude with others in ways that will enrich your life and theirs. One of those pay-it-forward proposals. Thank you for reading my blog and giving me one more thing to be thankful for!

Click here to read why I am grateful for my Hallmark Channel Holiday Movie moment!

Love Is the Answer. The Question Is Irrelevant. Love Is Always the Answer.

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Time for Love - LIn

I have some fairly strong opinions about love. They are informed by many and varied sources, but by two primarily: the experiences of my entire life up until now – all 19,668 days and by my long-held, yet ever-growing, beliefs in the teachings of Jesus Christ.

My personal beliefs are summed up by one of my mottos that I share with others pretty frequently:

Click here to read that motto and more!