The forecast said it was going to rain, and looking out the window it seemed it was going to be a long raining day. Everywhere in the sky was dark and there were occasional lighting, nothing heavy but you couldn't ignore it. The reason I was not a fan of the report was I had plans to go grocery shopping.
I turned the idea of braving the rain and go anyway, but there was a better option of staying cozy, under a blanket with a cup of cocoa and watch Spongebob Squarepants while mother nature did her thing, besides, sometimes one just wants to cry, at least that is how I see rain.
As I settled in my mind for plan B, Ecclesiastes 11:4 flashed across my mind:
Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
Simplified; if you keep basing your decisions on unstable circumstances (weather), you will do nothing. You will be very indecisive, we all know the weather is the most unpredictable thing ever. So I left the house, I was barely out the neighborhood when it started to rain cat and dog, I almost went back, but decided, if I had come this far, I might as well follow through.
The rain had stopped by the time I got to the store, and everywhere was dry like nothing even happened by the time I finished buying the things I needed and headed home. I learned a valuable lesson, again, listening to the environment.
There is no better time than now to make that decision, anyone you may have tossed around your mind for a while.
You will build the courage in the line of duty, it never comes before you take action because you don't know accurately what quantity you need anyway.
Everything falls into place as you whether resources, knowledge, human help or friendships. I wish I could tell you how that work, but it does.
Help comes as you go, like the store guy that offered me a shopping chart, or the lady that excitedly told me about the shopping scanner she uses to get a good bargain for her online store.
Things just happen as they should when you find yourself where you should to be per time. Yes, I still had my cup of tea because the weather was just right, and the pantry was smiling as well. It was a Win-Win on all side.