I think I've just been reminded of a great life lesson.
I've been sitting outside on my patio, watching the dark clouds in the distance. They looked so black and ominous--like they could suck the light from the day. Whoever was experiencing them was getting rain and thunder and all I could think was, "Wow, when they get here, it's going to be intense."
Needless to say, they're almost here, but my first impression is SO different. The darkness isn't so oppressive. The clouds aren't so black. Yes, it's still a storm, but it doesn't seem so BIG as when I saw it on the horizon.
Isn't that how life is? Sometimes we see things coming for us and we panic. We become afraid of the "battle" approaching and worry it'll consume us. Little do we realize that while it might still be a challenge, it isn't always "doom and gloom." And I'll even admit it, there's BEAUTY in the way lighting changes the world surrounding us. There's grace to be found in weathering the storm and realizing there was no reason to shrink backward. Even as the wind picks up and thunder rumbles loudly, you can still remain unmoved--strong enough to face it.
And yep, any chance you get--dance in the rain!
Enjoy your day <3