Where have you been, Sun?
I've missed you!
It's been dreary every day. When I rise out of bed I wonder if you'll show your shiny face today. I try not to give up hope that I will someday see you brighten up the sky. You don't know how much I've missed your smiling face that absorbs my sour moods. I look forward to the days that I can lay on the deck and bask in the beauty of your warm rays.
Please forgive me because I have taken you for granted. You are so important to every living thing here on earth: the flowers, grass, cows, beetles, lizards, oak trees, and yes even the creatures of the sea. We would not even have milk to drink because the sun makes the hay and grain that the cows need to eat in order to make our nutritious milk. There were many times on hot summer days that I wondered if you would go away when I had a river of sweat running down my back as I worked in the fields but now I regret that I was so inconsiderate.
What is amazing is that one cold wintery morning I can go to work with piles of snow all around and then just like that you find your way into the sky. Then piles of snow shrink into puddles of water. One day I am bundled up with hats, scarves, thermal underwear, heavy down coats and furry boots and then as soon as you poke your smiling face the winter gear is thrown to the side.
I seen a glimmer of you today and I can once again wash away my crabby mood. Please don't tease me by hiding behind the fluffy white clouds. Stay and play awhile. I promise that I will not take you for granted again.