Recently I was out jogging on a cold cloudy day. Summers here
in Wyoming are usually short, and sometimes punctuated by brief
spells of cold weather. And even snow on rare occasions.
Anyway, the darkening clouds
hovering above me were threatening rain, at any moment it seemed.
I was hoping it wouldnít start raining until I made it back to my
car. But just as I neared the end of my run to begin walking back
to the car, it started raining.
The wind came up and the rain
pelted my body. As I was dressed only in shorts and a
short-sleeved summer shirt, it turned into a cold, wet experience
for me. I still had a mile left to go.
And then an old saying Iíd heard
years ago came to mind. I donít know where or with whom it
originated, but here it is: ďSome people go for a walk in the
rain. Others just get wet.Ē
So I figured Iíd just enjoy a little walk in the rain, something I
hadnít done in many years.
Life is always presenting you with grand opportunities. You live in a
delightfully diverse world, and are daily confronted with choices you must make.
You cannot choose to not make choices. For even that is a choice. You
cannot ever escape from having to make choices.
That, in fact, is one of the reasons you, at the soul level, chose to come
into this lifetime on this planet at this particular time in human history.
You live in a wonder-filled world on your Mother Earth. Itís a time filled to
overflowing with magnificent opportunities for growth.
And thatís what itís all about ó having the freedom to make choices that
bring you joy. Or that donít bring you joy. Itís up to you.
And so whatever experiences you have created ó and you all create your own
experiences, negative or positive ó those experiences present you the
opportunity to grow.
You can view your experiences in any light you choose to. You can go for a
walk in the rain. Or you can just get wet.
Itís all up to you.
Which sounds more joyful ó walking in the rain or getting wet?
You see, no matter what experiences you are having in your life, you can grow
Seek the joy in every experience. It is always there.