There are some things in life that are impossible to control.
Others’ actions, the stock market, the weather, and on and on.
We can make all the plans in the world, but the universe operates as it’s supposed to. After all, how does the quote go?
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.”
Others may not give us the response that we want, or that we feel we deserve. A day might be ruined by them, we may shoulder a burden that they bestowed upon us and we may find ourselves in a dark place.
We can focus on the rain and in the process miss the silver lining when the sun starts to break through, or focus on the beauty the inclement skies highlight — beauty that seems extra gorgeous and that we may not have otherwise seen.
Whether there is weather or whether there is calm, whether our plans go accordingly or they fall apart, there is always beauty to behold. It just may not be in the form we originally thought it would be.
At the end of the day, weather or not, there are countless blessings that are waiting to be remembered. For blessings and for blue skies that can always be found if we look hard enough, I am thankful.