I was told when I moved to Chicago never to get a basement apartment, this is if I wanted to avoid the winter depression and darkness. We listened to that advice. Every morning I swing open the curtains to light, streaming and pushing to get into my home. I cannot contain the light when I open them, it bursts through my entire living room. This instantly brings me happiness, and I am grateful it has become a morning routine. There is such bright light
It is interesting that when my curtains are closed I don't see any of that light, I hear the sirens, I feel the cold, I even hear my neighbors fighting, as I stumble around trying to make a meal for my son, Samuel, in the dark. Sometimes my laziness stops me from walking to the window and pulling the curtains back. It seems so simple doesn't it? Something that brings me so much happiness, something that helps me live in this crazy city- a few rays of light that multiply.
There are such simple things that bring light. Whether it is standing up, walking across the room, and gently brushing back the curtains to see the sun, or giving a stranger a compliment in the elevator, or helping around the house after a long day-It is the little things that bring in the light. Jesus Christ is the light, He is the truth, the way, and following His example brings the most light- even in the darkest of Chicago winters.
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