Sunshine and Rainbows in Pink Skies

We could focus on the larger threats to our coastline such as the potential for earthquakes, rising sea levels from global warming or oil spills from large tankers or the imminent risks of a task of extraordinary delicacy and danger that is about to begin at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power station. These are all real threats and possibly inevitable outcomes – at some point. I don’t ignore them. We do keep in mind what we need for emergency preparedness in case of an earthquake. I do sign petition, share information and swear sometimes about oil and gas tanker traffic and global warming risks to our coastline, and I worry about the extraction of the fuel rods and contaminated water storage at Fukushima nuclear power station. But once I have done what I can do, then it is time to get on with my day because there are a whole host of other possibilities that could give rise to it being my last. We just never know do we? I am practicing the lesson from many elders of opening my eyes and giving thanks that I am alive and well. It is a good practice – one that serves us  in both easy and hard times.

This then, in a wee patch of west coast winter sunshine and in remembrance of yesterday’s rainbow , is my Monday morning blessing to you and to me.

Rainbow in Pink Sky by Terrill Welch 2013_12_01 362

I give praise for this life, thanks for this body world, and remember our great universe of love. With compassion, we start another day in our week, our month and our year.

Now I am off to see if I can make a painting out of this.

Late November Great Room Studio sepia  by Terrill Welch 2013_11_30 033

(Quality prints available HERE.)


What Monday morning blessing might you give for today?


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8 thoughts on “Sunshine and Rainbows in Pink Skies

  1. “But once I have done what I can do, then it is time to get on with my day because there are a whole host of other possibilities that could give rise to it being my last.”

    And that, my friend, is why I like and respect you so doggone much!

    My Monday morning blessing? Len had the day off and we got to invest time with each other.

  2. Gosh, that’s gorgeous! I’m wondering how it’s coming to life on your canvas.

    Sorry to be a day late, but I can give you a Tuesday blessing. It’s a gorgeous morning here in the Andes. The light is just right. The temperature, perfect. We are blessed to live in a gorgeous country.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

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  4. Magnificent image Terrill, one that I know will give you some inspiration in front of the easel. Monday morning is a time to tell all your love ones that the weekend is only five days away! Ha!

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