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I envy my boy. His confidence, his gusto, his love of the simple, so-called small pleasures in life, his utter disregard for what others think is refreshing. He is grounded in the here and now, the short and sweet, in essence, the things what really matter. His efforts yield a positive result. “Yay, Mom! It’s raining!” he proclaims, doing his victory dance. “You know what that means!” He is jumping up and down with joyful anticipation of The Rain Puddle. Thankfully, it’s a nice, soft, spring rain — the kind even I don’t mind getting caught in. There is something to be said for thoughtful planning and testing, but there’s also something appealing and freeing about jumping right in. Careful planning does yield positive results — most of the time. But sometimes my hesitation can cost me. I’m learning that you can’t always worry about the outcome. Sometimes you just have to put on rain boots, take a leap of faith, jump right in and celebrate. One thing I’ve learned about the rain is that eventually it will stop, and in the meantime, maybe I can take a cue from the “lemons into lemonade” adage. After all, as my little puddle-jumper boy has so joyfully taught me, sometimes the best things about the rain are the puddles it leaves behind. Now, if you’ll excuse me, my son and I are going to jump into the biggest rain puddle we can find. s

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