I live in the greater Houston area. Let’s just say that it is hot for a good portion of the year. From about the middle of May through September, the humidity is very high and the temperature stays in the 90+ range. Having lived in different places with high humidity, nothing is like Houston. It’s hot. Really hot. It’s a trade off — heat and humidity for the proximity of the beach. Galveston is but a short drive away and it’s a great place to spend time.
So, when the first Fall cool front hits, it’s truly something to behold.
I took the dogs out for their morning walk — 40 minutes of moving. They were giddy today — not just because they like the walk but the temperature change sparks something deep in side them . . . and me, too. The crisp coolness of the morning adds a spring in my step, as well.
Are there times when a simple change in atmosphere changes your perspective on a matter you’ve struggled with? Like my walk with the dogs, just a brief moment of fresh thought, cooler heads, and chilled emotions can change your feeling about your problem.
Perhaps another way to consider this: On Sunday, I heard a moving story from a choir member I’ve known for ten years. Her story is amazing — and certainly new to me. She was speaking on behalf of our annual stewardship campaign. She completely surprised most of us with her personal story of transformation from a struggling single mom to corporate success story. It was a powerful witness that helped single moms — especially to hear how she responded in praise. Her poignant words gave me new perspective on giving.
I’ve uploaded the story to this blog. Take four minutes and listen.
Get a fresh perspective. Take a moment. It will change you forever.