When you’re caught in the rain it’s usually a sign of poor planning. Not thinking ahead, not having other plans, not checking the whether network before you leave, not bringing an umbrella. But all that planning to make sure you avoid getting wet, is it really worth it? Is it worth all the worry?
As the Jimmy Buffet song refers to in the now famed personal ad, “if you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain”. What Jimmy’s talking about here is people who get caught in the rain are spontaneous, adventurers, no plan needed type people.
Twice this summer I’ve been caught in the rain. The second time, along with my 9 month old daughter, I just burst out laughing. It was a hot day, we needed the rain, it felt great.
All that worry about being caught in the rain vanished
Getting caught in the rain isn’t so bad, it’s just water after all. But a lot of planning goes into avoiding it. What if instead of planning you decided to enjoy whatever your day throws at you? No matter what, you’re going to smile and have the best attitude towards anything that happens.
Rain is a metaphor for hardships in your life.
You can plan all you want but something unexpectedly bad may still happen. Embrace it, you can’t control situations, only how you will react. Going out in the rain is a way to practice being okay with the unexpected.
You can plan as much as you want but every now and then you’re going to run into a storm you can’t prepare for. Instead of worrying about what might happen, embrace the rain. Who knows, you might have a giggle to yourself and feel like a kid again.