It’s never like in the movies. There’s no musical background to set the mood. There’s no focused lens to keep you zoned in on a moment.
There’s usually lots going on, at the same time. Sometimes it’s a storm with all the different environmental elements going on at the same time. You feel the humidity in the air as the cloud gather themselves. They darken quickly and release the torrential downpour. The wetness gets uncomfortable. It gets cold too quickly and the need for comfort becomes paramount.
Sometimes the storm shows up in other forms. It’s a mountain of bills that needs to be paid, dishes still unwashed, children with an attitude who choose to stain the kitchen floor with cereal and milk, traffic and construction coupled to delay your journey, the list goes on.
On the days like this it’s easy to lose it. Yelling, crying and checking out become a side effect of the storm.
Unlike the movies, we can’t cut to another scene. We ride out the storm.
Today I choose to use the umbrella of gratitude.
I’m grateful for my loved ones who love me despite the storm.