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 wouldn’t 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 I’d heard years ago came to mind. I don’t know where or with whom it originated, but here it is: “Some people go for a walk in the rain. Others just get wet.”
So I figured I’d just enjoy a little walk in the rain, something I hadn’t 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. 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. It’s a time filled to overflowing with magnificent opportunities for growth.
And that’s what it’s all about–having the freedom to make choices that bring you joy. Or that don’t bring you joy. It’s up to you.
And so whatever experiences you have created–and you all create your own experiences, negative or positive–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.
It’s all up to you.
Which sounds more joyful–walking in the rain or getting wet?
You see, no matter what experiences you are having in your life, you can grow from them.
Seek the joy in every experience. It is always there.