Silver Lining...

Sometimes things don’t go as planned. We hope for life to go right and it takes a sharp left turn. We wish for one thing and it never shows up. We hope to set sail on our dreams and our boat subsides. It’s seems that this week has been filled with these moments. Not the most pleasant of feelings. It’s arduous and tiring. The flame of hope dwindles down to a flicker.

I was thinking about this on my drive home this evening and it reminded me of an email I sent some time ago to someone I love. I wrote about how I sometimes feel like a ballerina in a jewelry box just spinning around in the daytime until the music stops and the box is closed and I sleep until some unseen hand opens it again and the light shines in the next morning. 

It was a long email. I love long emails. Anyhow, it went on to say:

“I was driving to the library this afternoon admiring the thousand different shades of gray that filled the sky when I finally saw the silver lining. I mean I actually saw it! It really wasn’t silver; it was more of a gold-ish/white glow. I had to stop looking at it. I had to stop because, for one, I was driving and caught myself swerving into the other lane (which luckily no one was occupying), and two the light was blinding me. It’s funny now because as I stare out the window of the 3rd floor at UWF’s library, I no longer see it. The darkness of night has crept in and swallowed the sun for the day. Perhaps tomorrow the sun will reappear and the skies will be blue, if so I may not see my silver lining again for days, perhaps weeks. It was nice to see it peeking through though. It made me smile. It made me think of a time when I was little playing hide-and-seek or just on mornings when I was really tired and didn’t want to get out of bed, I’d have the cover over my head and my dad would peak under and let the light from the ceiling fan fill my eyes underneath. That’s what it reminded me of; my Father taking a peak under the blanket of clouds just to check in and see how I was doing and to finally wake me up for the day. He was opening my box so that I could spin around for the sunlight hours, before the music stops and my box is closed for bedtime.”

So though life may be hectic at times and things may not go your way, there’s still hope in the silver lining. It may not come around for some time, but it will shine again...

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Florida to Texas...

I love road trips. I’m pretty sure I was born to travel; to explore, to see, to overcome. A good road trip always reinforces this notion. This past weekend I embarked on a magnificent road trip with two of my favorite people. Florida to Texas. 1,481 miles. All to say congratulations on receiving that shiny pair of silver wings to one of the greatest airmen I know.  Nicole did the math and I believe that we spent nearly 24 hours traveling for 43 hours of hanging out and spending time in Texas. It was worth every mile. Congrats, Garrett!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!



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Drive. Run. Pray...

It’s amazing how forgetful I am sometimes. Not in an, “Oh, I forgot to pick up my dry cleaning or forgot I had an appointment today...” sort of way, but in a BIG way; in a, “Some things are just so awesome they should never be forgotten” sort of way. Well, I’m just me. And I forget sometimes. I take things for granted, but life always has a way of coming back around to remind me at the most (and sometimes the least) opportunistic moments that there certain things in life that are too important to be pushed to the wayside.

I was driving out to UWF last night to meet a friend for a run. I love night drives down open roads. I was listening to Kings of Leon just enjoying one of those moments. Those moments that you wish could go on forever, but you soon realize that the road isn’t long enough and your turn is at the next light. It was in this moment that things became a little clearer to me. Only for a split second, but clearer nonetheless. I came to the realization that prayer is the most powerful tool with which I am equipped. So simple, right? I know I should know this, but sometimes... I forget. I take for granted the power of prayer. And it hit me. In the plainest of moments; driving in my car jamming out to KOL.  Odd how things have a way of bringing themselves up. Mid-lyric I stopped and was just like, “Wow, you’re right! Hmmh. I forgot. Thanks for reminding me.”

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Movie Trailers...

I’m a sucker for movie trailers. I oftentimes find myself walking into a theater and getting really excited about watching the previews. By the time I get done viewing the sequence of forthcoming film clips, I often am no longer excited to see the movie that I just paid 9 dollars to come and watch. If I could pay that same money to just watch two hours of movie trailers on the big screen, I probably would.

This will explain why when I stumbled upon this movie trailer a few months ago, I thought it was brilliant!  I’ve probably viewed it at least 30 times already and have shown it to half a dozen or so of my friends. Nicole says that it’s the music that makes it, but I think it’s all about the concept. It’s genius!

So go fix yourself a bowl of popcorn, pull up a comfy seat, and enjoy!

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Summer Rain...

Today it not only rained it poured. What started out as a light shower quickly evolved into a cloudburst. Wonderful. Pure beauty. I noticed as I was heading downtown for my afternoon run that it was lightly sprinkling. The sky was a thousand shades of gray and a light mist was beginning to develop on my windshield, but Wilco and I kept trucking eastward towards 9th Avenue. A little water wasn’t going to stop me from enjoying my three mile path along the bay front. I laced up my sneakers, put in my headphones, and was soon running in rhythm to the tunes of Phoenix. What started as a refreshing mist on my face soon turned into pellets of water stinging my eyes. I loved it; drench clothes, soaked shoes, splashing in the puddles. I felt 7 years old all over again. It was absolutely refreshing. The perfect way to begin the week.

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