It's just a little rain...
I came across a quote yesterday that I believe is attributed to Vivian Greene. It says, "life is not waiting for the storm to pass - it's about learning to dance in the rain". To me it simply means, sure there are going to be hard times in life. It's not about trying to avoid uncomfortable situations, or completely avoiding adversity - it's about making the best of each situation that comes along.
One of my old bosses said something similar to me once. It just so happened to be raining - a light shower, but enough to soak you through if you stood in it. We were both walking towards a particular building but from different directions. As we got close to each other she said, "you and I are the same. Most people who walk in the rain simply get wet - you and I walk in the rain". It struck a chord with me when she said it because it was exactly what I was thinking. So many people would have run from building to building, striving to stay as dry as possible. I just wanted to enjoy the moment. I was enjoying the cool drops of water on my skin, my lips and my head.
So often in life we are whole-hearted in our intensity to never stop, to get to our goal with as much gusto as we can muster; we ignore the amazing opportunities along the way. We need to also remember that while 'rain' is seen by most of us as inconvenient, unwanted, etc. to many others, such as those working the land, it's a vital element that gives life to their very existence and in turn, our very existence.
Don't let the rain put you off achieving your dreams. Don't let the storms in life prevent you from being who you were created to be.
How do you over come the 'storms' in life? What are your tips?
Jonathan Batiste, an American singer, musician, educator and more, is quoted as saying, "you're never too important to be nice to people". For my thinking, this is one of the most valuable pieces of advice that anyone can be given in their life. Too often people get caught up in their position within an organisation, their title or simply their own self-importance, overlooking the fact, they are still just a person.
Live your best life.