I left my daughter’s house as the rain fell harder. I couldn’t see well as I walked to the back of my vehicle to load something. I didn’t realize I was near the edge of the concrete until my entire foot was immersed in a puddle.
I like splashing in puddles, but now when it’s a surprise! I lifted my foot and watched the water drip off all edges of my shoe.
And I laughed.
Life is like that sometimes. At the end of a great day, the rain settles into the dark and obscures the annoying puddle. And the day ends with shoe full of water. But actually, the day didn’t end there. I drove home, rerouted because of an accident, played with my dog, exercised, and relaxed.
It was a good day.
Ankle deep doesn’t have to be blown out of proportion as if we are in over our head. One wet foot doesn’t throw a wet blanket over us.
Annoyances don’t need to define our experiences.
When we keep it in perspective, we often find a chance to laugh…or at least smile for a moment.