Sunny Winter Days

There is beauty in the world all around us, even in the midst of a cold day. One only has to know where to look for it.

This is from the walking park a few days ago when the lows were down in the upper teens.

Today, a quiet sunny afternoon at the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, were the tomb of the unknown soldier lies.

This is the chapel at Fort Meyer that we use for most of our chapel services in connection with Arlington.

The angel of January teaches us to look within, to take stock of ourselves and our lives.

The January angel keeps us company as we ponder over those long, cold winter nights, helping us to be honest with ourselves and to be patient at the same time. Conveying the wisdom of an elder, the January angel takes our hand as we seek to glean understanding from our lessons from the past year. With support such as this, we can give ourselves both recognition and admonition in their turn. With this help, we are able to chart a new course or alter our present one.

We seek and receive the companionship of the angel of January to warm us through the winter of our introspection.