As I sat in the plane today, flying from Perth to Sydney, I was marveling at the clouds beneath us.
Even after many flights, I still love the feeling of being above the clouds – of how everything gets smaller as you leave the ground. Problems that looked big on the ground, suddenly seem small in comparison to the magnificent landscape that becomes visible as you soar like a bird.
This was before I decided to my jumper out of my hand-luggage in the overhead locker. As I pulled it out, two pairs of undies came out too – flew into the air and down to the floor, much to the amusement of the other passengers! But that’s a story for another time – I’m still trying to decide if I was relieved the offending articles were of the cotton “mumsy” variety (this is a business trip, after all) – or whether it would have been more fun if they were skimpy satin and lace! The man who fetched one item for me gingerly between his thumb and forefinger might have had a comment to match the grin on his face!
Did you know that the sun always shines above the clouds? You might be under those clouds and think that it’s overcast and miserable – but above those very same clouds it’s shining bright!
Next time you’re feeling like you’re “under a cloud”, would it help if you remembered this?
You can choose to stay under that cloud and either be miserable, dance in the rain, or go and find a sunny spot!
Some people always manage to rise above the clouds, despite their circumstance. I love rising above the clouds.
What do you choose to do today?
Caryl Loper says
Divinely stated, somehow I knew your words would pour out with such positivity.
Attitude is everything. Life is in constant change. It is how we choose to perceive it, flow with it and embrace every opportunity as a learning experience.