Strawberry Raincoat

and yard work in the rain

In the beginning of the week, I asked my little one to pick up sticks with me over the weekend. When the weekend finally arrived, I told her it was raining. Before I could get to the bad news, that we would have to reschedule our yard work day, her eyes light up and she says with excitement, “I can wear my new strawberry raincoat! I can go get my boots and my coat on!” I smiled and of course said yes! because this exciting adventure is free and right outside my front door. She left and returned fully dressed with her raincoat and boots on before I even finished my morning coffee, and like we planned, we got the wheelbarrow and picked up sticks together around the yard.

We finished the job and now we’re ready for our next project when the sun comes out again. Plus, I got some great bonding time with my little one. Imagine all that success while we were outside in the rain.

There’s a few things here: Let the things that excite you, be your reason to keep your commitments. So what if things happen that are outside of your control. Don’t let that keep you from you own success.

If you’re around the right people, your joy/excitement will bring others joy.

Kids really are great mentors.

It’s much easier to face adversity when you have someone by your side that’s excited to do the work!

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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