I believe that God's ways for all of us are so much greater and higher and deeper than we are willing to face. We go "safe" and we settle. God dares us to go and be and feel something new, something different, something bold. We hold ourselves back and talk ourselves out of so many dreams that he has for us.
Today in Cambridge, England, there was an upside down rainbow. It is very rare, apparently having to do with ice crystals in the air, or something....I am not sure, but it kinda looks like God is giving us a bit of a smile.