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Friday, July 23, 2010

It's Raining... It's Pouring

So many times in our lives things overwhelm us. And the proverbial saying comes into play, "When it rains, it pours..."

Life always seems like that - with its ebbs and flows. Craziness always appears to hit more than one way.

I discovered when we moved to Colorado that most of the time when it rains, it only lasts a few minutes and it never really pours. Until last Tuesday. :) We had some great thunderstorms. Little did I know, that it would be a torrential downpour with flashflood warnings all around us. I was just excited for the moisture for my flower beds.

The next day, we discovered water had found its way in through a window in my office. Not a pretty sight. And heartbreaking. Books wet and damaged, a lot of my author stuff wet.

I was devastated. We've had a lot of "hits" lately, and I didn't want another one. :) Then another blow came - finding out that homeowner's insurance couldn't cover it. Okay, I admit it. I cried. Tears of frustration and anger and then... "what do I do?"

And then for the bazillionth time in my "young" life - I felt the prodding to consider this trial joy. Ugh. You'd think I'd learned that lesson a while ago. Did I really need to work on it again?

Um... yes.

No matter how tired I am, how much I have on my plate, or how many things might be piling up... I need that reminder. It doesn't mean that life all of a sudden takes on a rosy glow, but it does mean that I can choose joy. Even when I don't feel like it, or don't want to, or would rather wallow. :)

So... one day at a time. I'm choosing joy. What about you?