Thursday, December 17, 2009
The sun has set. Winter is here, yet here I am in sunny Southern California and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. I awake to sunshine and the temperature is over 70 degrees. I have seen the police busy making arrests, the stress of holiday shopping, and road rage, but at the end of the day there is a promise of a new dawning. Such a dichotomy.
The surfers were in Lunada Bay in droves. Mylo wanted to run down the cliff side trail with a dude and his surfboard; she could feel his excitement and wanted to test out the waves herself. Steve yanked her back, worried she would hurt herself, or worse, take him down with her. Good thing he had the extenda leash, not the hands free one you clip to waist. I started thinking...how does one learn to manage a cliff side? Why are some more cautious than others? Who is in charge of dampening or brightening your spirit? We all need a little of natures' beacon to call us to move celebrate life. May the Christmas spirit of giving and celebrating God's promise of new life, be with you all this holiday season, and may you take time to rest and rekindle a warm and loving atmosphere.