Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby. (Ruth E. Renkel, author)

Renkel must be an optimist. Many people see only the shadows or the half-empty cup. Even on an overcast, rainy day, you know the sun is shining above the clouds. It’s always a pleasure, isn’t it, to look out the plane window when you burst out of the clouds into the bright sunlit sky? We would be so much more positive if we could just remember that there is light somewhere ahead.

[Your Father in heaven] gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. (Matthew 5:45)