Some days are just hard. Life gives us unwelcome challenges. People we love get sick, are in pain. We come up against our own limitations to help, or to control the situation. It is easy to fall into a chasm of fear at these times, where we are unreachable, even to ourselves. We flounder and feel lost...desperate...panicked. At these times, catching a glimpse of nature’s beauty, perhaps a cloud with a silver lining, can restore us to sanity, and reconnect us to our faith. Faith can be the antidote to fear. Faith in whatever we believe in--love, god, nature, people, your pet--any of these can pull us from the dark chasm of fear, and into the possibilities of today.