Friday, July 12, 2013

Running Around In the Rain

Sitting here looking out at another grey day and I’ve got the folks on CBS and my local channel telling me there’s more rain coming. I’m thinking of who my heart goes out to….

Parents who are trapped in a house with kids!!

Here’s a thought: If you don’t hear thunder or see lightning let’em go play in the rain. They’ll love it, it’s like walking around in a pool, and all you have to do is have a bunch of towels and some dry clothes at the door or in the garage.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked, run, biked and swam in the rain. It’s a delight! If you’ve never ducked your head underwater in a lake or pool in the middle of a heavy rainstorm and heard that roar of the rain on the surface you haven’t lived.

Take a walk in the rain and you’ll be amazed at the sense of freedom you get (and yes, the more cynical will say, “And the sense of wet”).

Here’s the thing: In subtle ways we see rain as something that keeps us inside and limits our lives. We make the decision to let that happen.

Some folks don’t have a choice about staying inside or not. Postal carriers, police foot patrols, power line repair personnel and the military often have no choice about operating in the rain.

But, most of us do.

Step out the door into the rain and you are making a choice to be the initiator in your life. That sounds kind of la-de-da but it’s the truth. Step out into the rain and you’ll discover one less thing that limits your life.

Have a great weekend. See you Monday.

PS. You know all that stuff about how walking in the rain will make you sick. Not true. If that worries you, simply bundle up and you’ll be fine.

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