It’s raining because I washed my car. It’s snowing because we planned a picnic. It’s cloudy because I wanted to see that comet. It’s raining because I cleaned the windows.

I imagine you have heard people say those kind of things. I know that I have and often times, when they say it, they actually say it like they believe it. Whether or not they do, doesn’t matter. They’re speaking the words and those words give the thought power, it brings it to life. And the message of all of those statements are, “I have the power to control the weather AND I suck!”

Yesterday, I was celebrating how gorgeous spring has been here this year. I posted this picture on my Facebook page:

Springtime

Having just grabbed the photo with my phone, I was really happy with the clear representation of the beauty of the day. This morning, as I’m getting read for the day, this is what is happening outside:

Springtime snow

If I were one of those people who was stuck in controlling the weather, it’s possible I would be beating myself up right now for celebrating the beauty of the day yesterday.

That is one of the downfalls of believing you control anything outside yourself… you begin taking on responsibility for a lot of ridiculous things, none of which you have any say in the matter about how they’re going to turn out.

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