I’m sure I’ve blogged about this before so I won’t go on and on about it this evening. I’ll just remind everyone that it’s one of my favorite quotes, one that my son got from a video game. It became so popular in our family that one of my daughters uses it as a tag phrase for her hotmail messages. The message is simple yet powerful. No matter how dark and dreary things are, the sun is going to come up in the morning. No matter how much rain, snow, sleet, hail, or gale force winds there are, all storms eventually cease. That’s a law of nature. True, there be some mud or uprooted trees to deal with, but the storm will pass.
I had a decal constructed of the three little words and have been trying to decide for weeks just where to put them. The bedrooms were too obvious a place. Besides, if a person is tossing and turning with insomnia, can he or she read in the dark? The living room and “library” had the wrong feng shui for platitudes on the wall, and the dining room already has “Love is Spoken Here” above the archway leading into the living room. Upstairs in the room above the garage? No one could see it there. What about the breezeway or the foyer? No, too contrived looking. Maybe the hall or the backporch? Uh-uh. No way. The lovely decal would look disharmonious in either setting.
This morning the light bulb came on, and I decided to put “Morning always comes” above the door frame in the caramel colored half-bath. That way lots of people can see and be inspired by it. Plus, I must add that it looks great there from a decorative standpoint.
I’m not making light of serious pain, heartache, or disappointment. My heart is heavy when I think of the tragedies in China and Burma, the scary diagnosis of brain cancer that Ted Kennedy just received, the abuse and neglect of children around the world. I’m just saying that how things are now is not the way they are always going to be. I personally need that reminder from time to time, and I’m delighted that I’ve found a way to visually remind myself of that.