Turn the Lights On!

A friend of mine still has her Christmas tree up in her family room.  It is a beautifully decorated tree and fits the room just right.  You are probably thinking, but it is March already!  Yep, the funny thing is, it has been up since Christmas, 2009.

I have grown accustomed to it, but just recently she has had frequent visits from a four year-old and his mom.  The four year old didn't blink twice at seeing a Christmas tree in March. He just couldn't figure out why in the world the lights weren't on!  Now, every time he is over, he insists that the lights be plugged in. I had to smile when I found that out today.  Then, I had to write.  Surely there's an analogy in there somewhere, right?

Life gets  kind of crazy at times. Circumstances can come our way that are clearly out of place… unwanted, undeserved,  not needed… not at all appropriate for the season. We can dwell on how out of place or awkward they may seem or we can turn the light on! What is the best possible light we can see things in? How can we illuminate the situation?  Are we wearing the right lenses to see the beauty in it all?

My theory is that children are a lot better than adults at doing this.  They often don't know how things are "supposed" to be and so they proceed with wonder and delight.  How absolutely delightful to see a Christmas tree in March!  The only thing that could make it any better is beautiful lighting to truly show it off!  We could take a lesson from  children by enjoying the moment, delighting in the now and turning the lights on!

Enjoying Brighter Days With You,


About debbierivers

I love to share what I can whenever I can. My goal is to live simply and love lavishly. I enjoy inspiring others with my writing. I am married to Steve and am the mother to two beautiful daughters, Hannah and Jenna, and grandmother to Kinsley. My desire is to encourage and to bless others through my life and my words.
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1 Response to Turn the Lights On!

  1. Claudia says:

    God Bless you Debbie, this just touch me deep!
    I really need to “read” sth like this.
    Thanks for this words.
    Love from Brazil

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