If Life gives you lemons..

..make lemonade so says the American proverb, and there is certainly something in that.  So often we make plans and then find that the ‘weather’ is against us.  Then with our plans stalled, we sit, wait and move into ‘if only’ mode.  The thing that farmers and sailors really understand is working with the prevailing wind and weather. 

Many change programs start with a fancy plan, but like General Patton said “no plan survives encounter with the enemy”, at that stage you have other forces to deal with and react to, other peoples’ wishes, needs, strengths & weaknesses.  Your ability to change your plans, and adapt your strategies to take account for the prevailing ‘weather’ is what sorts the successful from the tryers and the happy from the moaners.

If it is raining today, what is it a good day for?

“Truths are first clouds; then rain, then harvest and food.”  Henry Beecher Ward

“Weather means more when you have a garden.  There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.”  Marcelene Cox

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