If you live in the DC area you’ll know a gloriously beautiful spring came into being only to be slammed into the ground by some bitter cold weather we’ve been having lately.
I took a walk in the woods this week on a cold and windy day. As I was walking, desperately trying to keep warm in the cold and wind without quite enough of the correct clothing on, I noticed all the leaves beginning to peep out on the branches around me. I noticed life showing up on the brambles. I noticed my personal favorite, the little yellow flowers nestled in a bright green bed that blankets the forest floor in the beginning of spring.
But it was still cold and windy…in all honesty, it wasn’t the most pleasurable of walks in the woods.
As I walked, I was thinking about how life sometimes gives us unmet expectations. Sometimes in those unmet expectations it’s really hard to see the good, it’s really hard to notice the beauty when we’re expecting something different then we end up having. I was thinking about how sometimes we fail to notice the beauty in those unmet expectations, and we fall victim to dwelling on the negative without ever seeing the positives in our life.
Unmet expectations are hard…we have our mind built around one thing, and when something completely different happens, it can throw us for a loop. And yet, there’s still beauty, there’s still good in that space of unmet expectations.
My friends, I hope this week you can see the beauty and the good, even if life doesn’t look exactly as you expected it to look.
I hope you have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!