Beautiful but Frustrating

Spring in the US Midwest, probably in any of the temperate zones, is beautiful but frustrating.

There is high wind and driven rain. There is sunshine and flowers and flowering trees and birds singing their spring mating songs.

It looks so inviting outside; you go outside and it’s still cold.

You’re glad to put winter behind; but, it’s not summer.

Maybe why TS Eliot’s most famous line is “April is the cruelest month”, but he wrote that from England. Who knows?

People are beautiful but frustrating, too. (No, I’m not writing to you in particular!) When you expect warm, you get cool. Some days are stormy; some days are sunny.

What do you do?

You take each day as it comes. Don’t look back. Don’t look ahead. Live in the moment.

I just finished Bob Goff’s book, Everybody Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People. He tells great stories. He’s also crazy–or, like us rednecks used to say, crazy smart. Read the book and get inspired. He dealt with some pretty difficult people. Ever try talking to the head witch doctor of a country about Jesus?

That’s crazy.

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