It isn’t just the weather outside that matters. It is the weather in our minds that makes storms out of the sun or sun out of the storms.
Have you had those days where you know that the weather outside isn’t ideal and you just want to hide under the covers until the sun and the warmth come back? I woke up this morning to 13 degree weather and 20 mile per hour winds. Yes, I chose to live in the Texas Panhandle, but man that was a change from the 70 degree weather yesterday. In walking out into the chill, I stopped and breathed in the chill and remembered that there is joy in every season. Winter brings a time for nature to rest and be renewed. The winds stir things up and the chill gives us a break from the flies. Everything has its place and its reasons.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” It goes on to talk about all of the dualities that keep life interesting. It talks of life and death and love and loss and all things that are a part of this thing called life. It is the winter that beckons the spring. It is the summer heat that makes the cool fall evenings so welcome. We go through all kinds of changes in our lives. Too often we focus on what the next season is instead of enjoying where we are. In the season of our youth, we long for the freedom of adulthood. In the season of our adult lives, we long for the rest of retirement. Instead of seeking what the next season is, I will strive to live fully in this season of my life. I will look for the beauty in the chilly wind and the wonder of a 60 degree shift from one day to another. I will enjoy the fire in the fireplace when it is cold and the sun on my face when it is warm. I will not make storms out of the sun by focusing on what comes next. Instead, I will find the beauty in the moment, in each season of life.
What is the beauty that you see in life today?
To Your Success!
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.