The big winter storm has come and gone. The power is still on. We all survived. There were gusts of wind that blew around dry leaves and kicked up dirt on the road, but nothing like the storm I created in my mind.
It’s funny how my monkey mind will create much worse scenarios than what actually happens. I don’t get myself as worked as up as I used to, but I would still like to accept what is happening right now in the moment and just go with the flow.
Tomorrow another storm is expected; same high wind gusts and rain. Mother Nature is gonna do what she wants and I’m just along for the ride. Worrying about “what ifs” won’t change anything, so this time I will distract myself and focus on things I can control, like my thoughts, or at least remind myself when I do get worrisome thoughts that they are only thoughts and like the weather, they will come and go.
Today is overcast and warmer; I will take advantage of that and walk outside. Today I will thank Mother Nature for giving us the much needed rain.