My early morning bike rides are getting more difficult.
The benefit of starting so early is that I get to watch the sunrise.
The downside is that I have to be more cautious of cars, deer and other hazards.
And then there’s the weather.
On Tuesday, I was caught in an unexpected rainstorm that not only left me soaked but also left me questioning why I didn’t look at the radar. When I ride during the day, I ALWAYS check the radar.
Then I noticed something.
The fog was always just out of reach.
And then I realized that trying to get ahead of the fog is impossible, but appreciating the beauty of the moment is essential.
I also realized that I don’t need to chase or escape the fog. Instead, I need to accept the unknown.
Getting such clear insight always makes me smile.
Day 34: Accepting the Fog Day 33: I See the Moon
Because of that, there are times when the areas I pass through are still fairly dark.
The corn fields look like a jumble of unorganized stalks in which I could easily be lost.
And the groves of trees looks unwelcoming.
Instead of seeing crowded stalks of corn, I see a field neat and well-organized rows.
And instead of seeing the sun barely peeking through the trees, I see rays of sunshine warming the woods and warming my thoughts.
These tiny changes in perspective reflect the importance of perspective in our lives as well.
Just knowing that always makes me smile.