It’s a rainy day in Austin, Texas.
Just a few days ago, we were making “chalk art” on our front sidewalk with our granddaughter. Since then, every time I walked by her artwork, I smiled.
Then the rains came and washed it all away. Gone are the precious creations of a four year old artist.
Life has its moments when we smile, when we create or experience something beautiful, and moments when the rain comes.
We can either focus on what we lost, or see this is an opportunity for a clean slate, new opportunities, new experiences, and a new set of memories.
That is the lesson of life. Appreciate the moments as they happen. Never take life for granted. In an instant everything can change.
All we can do is embrace change as a part of life, and not lament the passing of what was, but instead look with faith and anticipation for what comes next.
For now, enjoy the rain.
Get your chalk ready.