I promised Landy a couple of hours and looked up at the sky. Dark clouds were collecting in the sky, ominously hanging over the park I would be training at. The weather forecast was rain for the rest of the day. It has been very correct for the week. I could not find my wet weather gear, but I forced myself out the door with Landy and sighed. No more excuses.
As I entered the park, I was greeted to big smiles from a group leaving the park; followed by a pair of ladies laughing incredulously as they took their dogs for a walk. The day continued with more fellow park users giving me the thumbs up, words of encouragement (I must have looked bad - I certainly felt it) and generally being happy despite the darkness above.
3 hours later and very little rain fell. I can only believe that the positive vibes emitting from the park users kept the rain at bay and their sunshine happiness caused rays of sun to beam into the park. As I walked in everyone's happiness, it reminded me that maintaining inner peace is so important as we are surrounded by the turmoil of others. Being able to forgive those who choose to try to pull us down is part of keeping our peace, as well as deflecting their angry hearts away.
I thank God for giving me the strength to be out there today and to the other lovely park users for being so cheerful despite the threatening skies above.