Hi everyone, Yvonne Heath here from Love Your Life to Death.
As I think about the best laid plans and weathering life's storms
and preparing for life's storms, I am so reminded again that life is unpredictable, prepare for anything and change is the only constant.
In the last few weeks we had (amidst the rest of the uncertainty and everything else we're navigating) some really wonderful events in our life and celebrate people who have been in our lives.
We went to Camp Can-Aqua, our favorite place in the world. We were celebrating the life of Louis Gyori, who was the founder of Camp Can-Aqua who died 10 years ago. People gathered and suddenly we were in the middle of a torrential downpour. It was raining so hard, we couldn't do a lot of the things we wanted to do as far as walking around camp and enjoying the waterfront. We weren't able to do any of that. So of course, there's some disappointment and frustration in that. And what did we do? We gathered in in places we could, we had meaningful connections with physical distancing, and when the rain broke for long enough, we had wonderful people sharing wonderful memories, and that's what I'm going to hold on to.
And then just this past weekend, we celebrated Geordie's birthday. We wanted to have a full boating day and it was going to be so amazing! And it was, except for yet again, another torrential downpour! We were in the middle of the lake and it was raining so hard, we couldn't see. So we huddled in and we were laughing so hard and covering ourselves with towels and we just made the best of it. I was reminded again, we're going to have to navigate life's storms, especially at these uncertain times, and we can still create good moments within the madness, within the downpour with whatever life is throwing at us.
So, you know, the whole saying about life- Joy is about learning how to dance in the storms, dance in the rain and we always have that choice, right?
So I encourage you to prepare as best you can for life storms and navigate through. And if it's pouring, grab your umbrella, grab your galoshes create fun, special moments within it, and then when the sun is shining, we're able to to go outside and bask in the sun and enjoy that, enjoy that too! But just know, life storms are coming, and that doesn't mean we can't still create joyful moments within that.
So here's to dancing in the rain!
Thanks, everyone. Bye for now.
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