It was a beautiful day. It was warm, I had just ran a successful bake sale that morning, and my visiting friend Meagan and I were winding down. We had planned to go out for dinner at the inn outside of Shilo at 6:30, but because we had nothing better to do, we left a half hour early.
Although this seemed like a good idea at the time, when we got around half way there it began to pour rain! A ten minute sprint, and a flip flop lost later, Meagan and I finally arrived soaked to the bone at the inn. You wouldn’t believe the looks we got when we entered!
After wringing our clothing out in the sink of a public washroom, Meagan and I finally got to sit down and enjoy a meal. On any other occasion the food we ordered would have been nothing special, but after the ordeal we had just endured, it tasted like heaven; we must have looked like ravenous, wet dogs!
What I Learned:
Even though my friend and I had the misfortune of getting caught in a storm, we were able to make light of it later. You could even say it made the meal better! The lesson Meagan and I both took from this experience is that it is always important to see the bright side of a bad situation. In life there is going to be ups and downs, but you need to see the rainbow at the end of the storm; whether there is an actual storm or not! This experience is certainty going to stay with us, and I think has made us much closer.
So, that is the moral of this story, remember: