Caregiver Help Photo of the Willamette ValleyWe built our house on a hill so we could enjoy the view of the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coastal Range. The first thing I do every morning is go to the window and check the view. During the summer months I have a tendency to declare, “Oh! What a beautiful morning!” Now that the winter rains have started, I tend to think, “Oh! What a lousy day!”

Yesterday it occurred to me that the trees and mountains don’t move. They are always gorgeous. The only thing that changes is the weather and my attitude toward it.

Today I hope you will take a few minutes to look deep into your heart. If you do, I believe you will see the love, courage and humor that gives you the strength you need to get up every day and do what needs to be done. Like the mountains, your character is solid. If you look into your soul, I believe you will catch a view of something that is precious, generous and beautiful beyond words.