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My Little Segment of the Rainbow

Even when you’re having a stressful day, riding down the road and around a curve, to suddenly see this brilliant display of a rainbow can just transform your day. This little drive along the Tuckasegee River is one of my favorites and always makes me feel good; the rainbow was the icing on the cake.  No matter how many rainbows I see, they still stop me in my tracks and take my breath for a minute. Nature seems to have a way of surprising me sometimes with something so fabulous and unexpected that I just can’t stay in a bad mood or an apathetic one. This rainbow was truly magnificent – I only wish this photo did it any kind of justice!  As Thoreau put it so beautifully, “The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.”   A day where I can see something as lovely as this rainbow or an unexpected smile or the flash of a bluebird (and the list goes on and on) is a day where I believe I’ve had a bountiful harvest!  I believe this can be true every day of my life if I just open my eyes, ears, and other senses, as well as my mind and my heart.


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