The other morning I went for a run. It was a cloudy, drizzly morning. As I started out down the road, I contemplated changing my running route and staying close to home just in case the gray clouds broke loose and the light drizzle turned into a downpour.
I opted to stick with my normal route of running straight out. Then, this thought crossed my mind.
Eileen, you spend too much time focused on the downpour that may or may not occur.
This is true, not only when it comes to winter rainstorms but also as it applies to seasons in my life. I don’t want waste any more time on this earth worrying about what could go wrong, do you?
Instead of focusing on how soaked I might get if I happen to get caught in a storm, I want to fully enjoy my current season. I don’t want to miss the feeling of the raindrops gently coming down and landing against my cheek.
Instead of focusing on the storm that may or may not hit me five minutes up the road, I want to commit to putting one foot in front of the other and feeling the firm pavement beneath my feet. I want to appreciate each step along the journey.
Instead of focusing on future events, I ultimately have no control over, I want to breathe in and breathe out and remember that I will never get those breaths back…they’re gone. This moment, right now, is the gift I’ve been given.
It turns out, a downpour never occurred on my run the other day. The sun never came out either. A steady drizzle accompanied me the whole time.
I felt every drop.
I arrived home soaked, cold, and content.
Linking up with Tracy today for Winsome Wednesday