The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I’m taking a few days off to relax and rejuvenate. I’m on the East Coast of Florida… and it’s raining. When you take a trip to the beach you think of days and days of sunshine – bright – happy, fun, sun filled days. Then the unexpected rain storm comes, with a forecast of showers for the next five days. Panic or sadness may start to set in, because its not what you expected – life it like that, disappointed in not getting what you want. The reality is, that what you have instead, may be better, or at least, a different kind of good. For instance, on this rainy day at the beach; I didn’t have to worry about getting a sun burn. I walked endlessly without ever becoming over heated. And, the beach seemed to be my own private sanctuary, in an area of towering buildings.
On this walk, in the quiet of my own private beach 😉 I tilted my face to the sky, and drank in a deep breath of fresh saltwater air. I took a moment to feel the tiny drops of cool rain. I felt so alive, calm, peaceful, and yet invigorated by the moment. It was just the result I was hoping for, from my time on the beach.
“I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness.” ~Adeline Knapp
Every day has its beauty – find the loveliness of your world…
Just a thought…
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“I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dripped it carelessly, Ah! I didn’t know, I held opportunity.” Hazel Lee
Beautiful quote but…,Forget about it… Move on… were wasting time! The possibility is always here that the day that lies before us, absolutely anything may happen. Do what you want to do. Do what you love to do… live fully the life that you create. If you’ve missed an opportunity, create another one.
Enjoy every moment now!
Just a thought…
Creating my perfect life in a perfect world…
Today I started working out. Part of my perfect life is having a healthy body. I also, embarrassingly, would like to look a little better, and get rid of some of these soft spots that have developed. I’m not really over weight for most of America. I am, however, about 20 lbs overweight, if you are in New York, Miami, or LA. My main goal is to maintain my health, and fortunately I have always been very blessed in this area of my life, but last week – my brother had a heart attack! I think I am still in shock. He is too young. I never expected to get that call. He is doing okay, and I’m putting it out there right now, that I am expecting a full recovery!
I feel like I am on the right path of working towards my perfect life, and everything that I want in it. I have moments however when I start to revert back to my old way of thinking. The phone call from my brother was a hard reminder that we are only guaranteed the moment that we are in. So we should be doing something that we love, or we should be with someone that we love, or a function serving a purpose that will help us or someone we love. Why waste any moments on anything other than joy, love, happiness, and hope. Connect only with good people and good thoughts.
Lets not waste any time – it is too precious! What is your next step toward creating your perfect life?
Just a thought…