The Risk of Each Day

Each day I wake early and fight off the gray shadow of sadness which shares my pillow like an unwelcome guest.

Reluctantly, I crawl out of my safe cave of blankets push my toes into my cold slippers and reach for my old blue bathrobe.

I go down the steep stairs holding fast to the railing like a prudent old sailor grabbing the ropes on a wind-tossed ship.

But as I open the door - see the vastness of the sky twinkling with constellations - I know that the real risk is that I might miss the beauty of this wondrous day, that I might not pay attention and be grateful.

~ Anita Mewherter

from “Stars in my Basket”

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The Federated Church
of Orleans

162 Main Street, PO Box 761,

East Orleans, MA, 02643

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