Two Hundred Thirty Five: Forecast

“We often hear of bad weather, but in reality, no weather is bad. It is all delightful, though in different ways. Some weather may be bad for farmers or crops, but for man all kinds are good. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating. As Ruskin says, ‘There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather’.” – John Lubbock 

Sunday, August 24th

The 24th was slated to be my day to celebrate my 40th birthday with family. It would be a day of kayaking on a lake and picnicking lakeside. Except the lake that was chosen was smack dab in the middle of a storm. It’s been a long hot summer, so this forecast stung. I felt like that character from the comic strips who is followed by a personal rain cloud. Could I be filled with any more self-pity?

But so is life. If I had my own personal rain cloud, then I needed to step away from it and just find the sunshine. There was plenty of it elsewhere, just not over this particular lake. We changed plans and met at a lake spot that was infinitely closer. It saved us travel time and there was more time to spend doing all the fun things we wanted to. YEAH!

Do you ever find it difficult to get over your own level of self-pity?


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