Nubble Light is lit up every July so "people from away" can see what Christmas looks like.
Robert Bukaty took the photo.
There are many gifts around us that we overlook when we’re busy dealing with our anxieties and obligations. We talk about burning out from our high-intensity lifestyles. We act as though nothing would get done if we didn’t do it ourselves. We get so engrossed in fighting with the frustrations of life that we fail to see the good things coming our way that took no effort on our part.
As we look around us this very moment, what good things do we find? Has a friend given a warm hello? Is the sun shining? The rain falling? Has the traffic flowed smoothly? We have no claim on these generous events, and we can’t say God smiles on us when we have them or frowns when we don’t. We can say there are always generous forces coming our way that comfort and heal us. We only need to take time to enjoy them.
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― William Faulkner