Swimming in the rain
This weekend my idea of going to the beach for a swim began to look less than awesome when it started to rain really hard.
Clutching my towel, short wetsuit wriggled up to my waist, I looked out of the window doubtfully.
My children seemed completely unperturbed.
As a wind whipped up to buffet the house, they stood by the door like a pair of hunting dogs who’ve caught a scent.
‘I don’t know about this,’ I said. ‘The water will be really cold.’
And my youngest shot back happily: ‘I don’t care’.
She was so focused on the benefits of the swim, of crashing about in the surf, that she saw the obstacles as insignificant.
And she was right.
It was a brilliant thing to do.
We came home, skin tingling, feeling ALIVE.
We had hot showers and sipped hot chocolate while the weather whipped itself about outside.
Facing the challenge meant we got through to the good stuff. If we’d stayed indoors the whole afternoon, safe from the cold, we would have missed all that juicy living.
So have a think. What important things have the obstacles become bigger than in your life? Is it worth it?
Obstacles lose their power when we make them less important than what we want.
See you on the road,