Rainbow in a Hailstorm


It's been a whirlwind trip through Germany with my friend Sebestian, and it's all completely outside of my comfort zone, which, as we know, can go either way. We can step outside of our cozy comfy place and start acting crazy and controlling, and freaking out when things don't go according to plan, or we can loosen our grip and see where the ride takes us. It all depends on how we look at it. For me, I'm on vacation in Germany, so the only way I'm choosing to look at anything is, "Yay me." 

After a couple of days in Berlin, Seb and I decided to take an overnight trip to Hamburg. We thought it would be a cool place to visit. However, the website we were using was a nightmare. We were trying to book our train tickets and then a hotel, but we would get to the "Purchase" page and it would freeze up or shut down and we would have to start all over again. Though it could have been a "justifiable" reason to be annoyed, all I could think was, I'm in Germany with one of my dearest friends, "Yay me." 

We finally booked everything and embarked on our journey the next morning. Of course, this required a few train transfers because we kept finding ourselves on the "wrong" train going the "wrong" direction - neither of us should be trusted with a map. On our last transfer, we ended up at a train station in the middle of a hailstorm. (Are you freakin' kidding me?!) As we made our way to the next train, we spotted a beautiful couple embracing, clearly in love, and one of them was holding a rainbow-colored pinwheel... such a bright spot on a dreary day. Despite the hail storm and all the train confusion, all I could think was, "Yay me." 

We see what we want to see. Sometimes it comes more naturally than others, but it's always just a choice. Are we going to focus on the things in life that we don't want, and allow ourselves to be frustrated and upset? Or are we going to focus on the beauty, and be grateful for it? What can I be Grateful for right now? Actually, it seems like there's quite a bit. "Yay me." 

Wishing you a week full of pinwheels!

Originally published on jamibertini.com