You know how you wait, and wait and wait for something? Seems like that thing, event, or circumstance we wait for will never come to pass. And, so we wait some more …
It might be a dream you have, a planned vacation, winning the lottery, getting a raise or promotion at work, meeting the person you’ve dreamed of, etc. Waiting can be no fun, that’s for certain.
I know I’ve waited. I’ve waited in lines, I’ve waited for time to pass at dull and boring jobs, I’ve waited on money to come in the mail, and I’ve waited for dreams to come true, as well.
Well, today I was given a big reminder of this truth:
Things can change on a dime!
We had a completely un-forecasted and unexpected thunder and rain storm. Mind you, it was 105-degrees outside, or more. Forecast said 0% chance of rain. Ha!!! Suddenly, out of nowhere, I began to hear a loud noise outside. It was so out of the norm, I didn’t even suspect what I heard was thunder.
And, then it began. Out of the blue, trees began to blow violently and huge raindrops fell. Before I knew it, water was coming down in buckets right in the middle of this extremely hot day. What’s even funnier is I had planned to visit a friend and take a dip in her pool, just to beat the heat today.
So you see, my plans changed on a dime, too!
I’m sure this has happened to you, as well. You have made plans, and suddenly everything changes. Life can be like that. I have learned to be a bit more spontaneous as the years have passed, and don’t mind an occasional spur-of-the-moment change, but not when it comes to something I’ve waited for a long time … that can be a bit trickier.
So, today Mr. Weatherman reminds me to “be in the flow,” to be easy about life, and allow the unexpected. Sometimes, like today, it’s a welcome break from what's been going on.
What have you been waiting for? Are you worked up, anxious and impatient about it not showing up? Just like the unexpected rain today, what we dream of, wish, hope and plan for can simply change on a dime …
Keep the faith! Good things are always unfolding as they should, and even more good is on the horizon if we have the eyes to see.
If you have been weathering unexpected rainstorms, loss or tragedy, one of my favorite subjects to coach around is finding miracles and magic in the mess of this sometimes unpredictable and often-crazy life. Feel free to drop me a line, and let’s have a conversation that matters … one that allows you to see how life can offer us lemonade from lemons, even when we at-first we cannot fathom such an outcome.
I help others see Magic and Miracles in the Mess of this journey we all life.