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Loving Monday: Coping with Rain

loving_mondaySome days it rains.

Born and raised in Southern California, I am not a natural fan of the rain. While I understand its nourishing, generative, and cleansing attributes, I generally consider it an intruder, a nuisance and an unfortunate complication.

Some days, though, it rains.

There is no escaping it. There is no wishing it were otherwise. There is no pretending it has no impact.

What do you do when it rains?

Stay inside and suspend your plans? Bundle up and trudge on through?

I am learning a third way… to welcome the rain.

While certainly not my preference, rain is occasionally my reality. I can face my reality and make the most of it, or I can bemoan my reality and painfully endure it.

I can choose to transform the situation into an opportunity, or I can choose to blame the situation for holding me back and ruining my plans. The choice is mine.

How will you respond if it’s raining when you arrive at work? The choice is yours.

Some days it rains.

Loving Monday is a weekly column designed to encourage us to step into our weeks with an intention to show up authentically, engage fully, and choose to make it a good week for ourselves. Explore past columns here.


One Response to “Loving Monday: Coping with Rain”

  1. David Rupert Says:

    Ah yes. I get it, Karl. We often want to hunker down when it rains, hoping it will pass. but by embracing it — and expecting it — we can make the most out of the rainy days and situations in our lives.

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