A sunny day on the island! Winter visitors take to the beach in bathing suits, insistent on earning a tan even when the wind blows chill. Meanwhile, I walk past them in a jacket, scarf wrapped around my neck to shut out the wind. How different we all are! What a marvelous world you have created, God, with such diversity of color, shape, gifts and personalities. I pray that you help me appreciate these differences, revel in them, encourage those who seek the sun’s warmth and respond equally to those who need to borrow my warm gloves. May I walk through a world you’ve created, loving, appreciating, and celebrating your presence in all whom I meet. Amen.