Wet…

Posted By on Feb 12, 2014 |


The weather is seriously yucky here, OK we are not having anywhere near the troubles with the weather that much of the UK is having at the moment – but its not great…

Today is another wet and windy and generally wild day out there… I got back from the school run warm and toasty in the car thinking yuck I don’t even want to get out the car to walk to the front door and into the house… as I sat staring at the outside mayhem – my eye caught my elderly neighbour, through the rear view mirror, trudging up the hill making her way to the bus stop   –   now I don’t want to paint a picture of a  poor old soul as I often see her and her husband walking up to the bus stop she pushes a shopping trolly (the fabric wheelie type not the supermarket trolly type!) her long rain coat on covering her just about head to toe, a hat pulled as far down as it will go and her slipper type shoes.

I gasp and think to myself why?, why?,  are you going out in this foul weather – why don’t you stay wrapped up safe, warm and cosy in your house – you can’t possibly *NEED* to go out today (they have family who come and visit and were visiting just this weekend).

As my mind starts to wander and wonder about what she could possibly need that she would have to go out on this horrid morning – when it suddenly hits me… why am I feeling so sorry for this lady? Why am I thinking so negatively about this? Why am I not thinking ‘WOW what a remarkable lady, she has bothered to get up get dressed and get out’  Good for her, she is not letting old age and fragility get the better of her, she is not letting this horrid weather get the better of her and disrupt her life… and I started to think you know what –  maybe she is going to meet up with a group of lovely friends for tea and a cake at a cafe with a wander round her favourite shops… and I suddenly smile and think yeah – a glass half full not half empty…

Rainy Love

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