Two Steps Forward… One Step Back

Colorado weather is known for varying extremes day by day, sometimes changing from flip-flops and shorts weather to winter coats and gloves weather all in the same day.

Today we are enjoying a wonderful spring storm that is bringing much needed moisture with it. The winds are reaching up to 70 mph on the prairie, nearly knocking us over while we tend the animals. It’s interesting to reflect upon yesterday where we were still sporting our summer attire.

Colorado weather, often feels like it is two steps forward and one step back. We’ve been greeted with glorious sunshine for days on end. We’ve pulled out all of the summer clothes and diligently packed up the winter clothing. We’ve enjoyed the green blades of grass popping up all around us. Then just as we begin to relish in our newfound warmth, we begin to prepare for a storm and plan a lazy day in.

I can’t help but to think about how the weather seems to parallel life. As changes begin taking place it often feels as though progress is made and then set backs come along to derail the progress. I have the choice to see these one-step-back moments as obstacles set in place to remind me that I haven’t really accomplished moving forward or I can see these obstacles as they really are… speed bumps on the way to my destination.
It’s still JUST a speed bump…

Whatever you may be moving towards in your life, just know that as long as you keep putting one foot in front of another, you will make progress. Accept the speed bumps along the way, then shake the dust off your feet and keep moving forward. You will get there or at the very least, you will get far from where you were; and that in and of itself is progress.

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