Jeez, how could I have been so stupid? Look at that rainbow, but not just that. Look at the sky, the trees swaying in the breeze, the clouds floating by... I am so lucky to live in a place like this. I just took that picture about twenty minutes ago in a sunshower (a downpour where the sun still shines). And then when it was over, I turned around into the backyard and watched the sun go down. I never really looked at a sunset at my own home in that much depth- there are so many colors.
I feel so bigheaded. How could I have never seen all of nature's splendor here? I'm always wishing I was somewhere else, more beautiful... Sure, places like Santorini and Ireland and Australia and Scotland and Hawaii and Brazil and Russia and Japan are beautiful... but my own home has its own certain radiance to it, and I don't think I'll truly realize it until I'm gone.
Lesson of the day - take time to open your eyes, shrink your head, and shut up for a few moments to listen to what Mother Earth is trying to tell you.