Just Because 2


  And sometimes the rain begins to fall and it feels like if you don’t jump through a puddle you might jump off a cliff. When there’s no discernible plan and the restlessness has become tinged with sadness, and nothing feels right and you don’t want to pray or sing or dance, you still lace up the shoes and run in the rain and dance in a way that makes sense and let the prayers fall from your sweat. Sometimes you go and it doesn’t make everything better and you finish with no answers and the same bad attitude with which you started. But you’ve gone. You’ve gone mere steps but you’ve gone. You go because. You dance because. You sing because. Because you can. 


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  • Lois

    I’m not a runner, but your words touch me as I think about just dealing with ‘life’. I have many days “when the restlessness has become tinged with sadness and nothing feels right.” But I too “lace up the shoes and run in the rain and dance in a way that makes sense and let the prayers fall from (my) sweat”.
    And even if at the end of the day I still have “no answers and the same bad attitude” I started with, I have made it through. And I keep on dancing and singing because, by the grace of God, I can!
    Thank you!