A storm was brewing. Literally. The weather was turning piercingly icier and the sun was in hiding. You could feel the wind changing.
But also metaphorically. People were evidently affected – they were colder in attitude too. Agitated, nervous, and too easily irritated.
It was all wrong. For no sensible reason.
So she decided to leave.
These are the best decisions; the get-up-and-go-on-the-inspiration moments. Because if you don’t think about certain things too much, they end up being the best decisions you ever make.
She acted upon the impulse to flee. And travelled all across the world to where the climate was exactly the opposite.
She didn’t exactly encounter a heatwave, but a much warmer weather, and a much kinder folk. People who had much less – of material belongings and wealth – yet much more heart and goodness. They knew how to enjoy the utmost of what they had, and to appreciate the instances, the smallest of heart-warming gestures, the gratitude of having even the slightest of everything.
If you step back from your own world and delve into someone else’s, perhaps you’ll just realise how lucky we are but never acknowledge it enough. Be grateful for everyday; for the goodness around you; and focus your energy on all you want to create, not on what you want to get rid of. Know who you are and what you want to achieve, but be careful who you choose to walk with in life, because in the wrong company you’ll never reach your destination.