We have been having some pretty wild rain here in Melbourne recently, and there has been lots of hype around possible floods. While I have been tempted to be fearful and negative around the rain, I decided to overcome my negative bias and enjoy the wonderful rain and its cleansing, fun, replenishing elements. On Sunday I walked the Carmen's fun run with my friends Kelly Kacey and Fiona and lots of other amazing women. I was so happy they did not cancel the event because of the weather! Despite being heard to say 'I hoped they did'! Seeing the bay a swell with waves, getting wet and blown around was quite exhilarating and refreshing. So rather than reject and be unappreciative of Mother Nature and the weather elements, I decided to embrace them and give thanks.
As I said last week I often forget how amazing my life is and all those people and other factors involved in sustaining it, and making it so amazing! This week, with all our rain, I have been contemplating the wonder of Mother Nature and how she sustains, supports and lovingly takes care of us all, so perfectly. Such unearned grace we can be truly grateful for!!
So as I sit to write this blog and look out to our backyard I can see the rain falling, the veggies almost visibly growing, the beautiful tree gently moving with the wind, and the pink flamingo (plastic - though quite like the real thing) floating happily in the pool. I can hear the light fall of the rain, the birds chirping away and the stillness in between.
So this week and beyond I am going to make a special effort to be mindful of gratitude for Mother Nature.
Have a great week. Thank you all.
Kind Regards and Best Wishes,