Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain
Last week's forecast was filled with rain. Gloomy drizzle that encroached on every fun-filled, sun-filled activity. Yet as the day progressed, a break in the weather occurred. The sun had begun to show itself, just in time for my evening walk. (Yes, I'm 80 years old and take a routine evening walk.) So I decided to go for it, hoping the weather would hold.
As I was enjoying my walk, stretching my legs that had been holed up all day long, the drizzle started up again. I was fairly annoyed and slightly chilly, but I was determined to fight through the weather in the name of fitness. I kept trekking along, and soon, hardly after it had begun, the drizzle stopped again. I was so glad that I hadn't turned back! Instead, I was able to finish out my walk with fresh legs, a profound attitude, and an analogy in which to share with you.
Have you heard that country song, Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain by Gary Allen? It's the song that high school Lil listened to while feeling a little angsty. Needless to say, this cheesy tune holds so much truth, especially during a season of the unknown.
As so many twenty-somethings experience, sometimes the forecast does not look promising. The job market is a bloodbath, the economy is a mess, and the American dream - complete with 2.5 children, a white picket fence, and a surprisingly obedient dog - is a thing of the past. What's a girl to do? Well, get walking. Just go for it, knowing that there may be drizzle.
As my evening stroll proved, the drizzle did not stop my walk from being enjoyable. I was still refreshed, feeling good when I returned home. Not to mention, I would have regretted it if I had chosen to stay in. Even though I wasn't exactly sure what was to happen, I had to go outside and see what was in store.
What I'm getting at is that life comes with some rain. You can't really avoid it, and if you try you're just going to end up sitting inside. You've got to live your life. You need to know that the rain will end. You need to understand that you won't always be unemployed, broke, or confused. Every storm runs out of rain. Every hard time comes with a little sunshine. You can do it, you just need to keep at it.