Today was one of those days. Practicing law in this economy is draining with so many people in financial trouble and out of work. Calls or visits to my office never change. I long for good news from someone and somewhere. I would be less than truthful to say burdens for my friends and clients are left at the office and Lord knows I have my own. Trying to shed a few pounds added over the winter, seeking some time to myself, I walked this evening at Fowler Park. Four miles goes by in a flash when you are deep in thought, discouraged, worried about others and perhaps overwhelmed both spiritually and emotionally. Needing to finish my walk with a couple of laps around the soccer fields, I noticed coaches and parents flooding the parking lot in a mass exodus from now rapidly darkening soccer fields. I felt alone and apprehensive. Halfway through my walk I noticed that field lights had been turned on. Soccer players and parents were all over the place. I had never really been alone. I was so focused on my day and my problems that I missed beaming lights and others sharing time at the park. God turns the lights on in dark and lonely times and we can be reassured that we are never alone in our journeys. All we have to do is look up.
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