It’s been a rainy season.
And quite often when the rain falls, you’ll find a mixed bag of
reactions. Some people hate it. Some
people love it. It depends on if people
view the rain as an inconvenience (traffic accidents, leaky roof, lost wages for
outdoor events, an airplane delayed or a mood kill on a parade or picnic) or if
they view the rain as something welcomed – like a cozy day inside, a free car
wash or a watered yard.
Quite often, the rain can mean many things simultaneously
depending on perspective. But we all
must realize that every now and again a little rain must fall.
If we think about the rain as a life shift, we will
understand the power of Mother Nature.
And it is up to us to tackle whatever challenges face us.
Let’s first take a look at inconveniences. Rain falls in order to make us stop/pause in
our tracks and remember SAFETY FIRST. We
must be safe as we walk so we don’t slip. We must drive more carefully. We must take care of our health. We must indeed ‘plan for a rainy day’ and
remember that these days do come – so perhaps we cut back on our frivolous
spending because sometimes rain does cost us a little extra. Sometimes we need to replant, fix or repair
something with our cars or homes and sometimes remember that if we do get
rained out from a fun event, that it’s quite often a reminder to remember that
it’s more important to be with the people we care about than to dwell on the
negative part about the rain spoiling our day.
In the case of tragedy and great loss – the rain sometimes
is very drastic. But it also is to
remind us of what matters and to honor each day that life gives us because it
can be taken away in an instant. It is
to remind us that we have to endure and be strong and pick up the pieces of our
spirit and start over. It reminds us that all the times we sweated the small stuff... it really didn't matter - because when something of this magnitude affects your life, you are indeed grateful for the little things - like a kind gesture, outreach for help, a warm blanket and food. It is also a
reminder that we can indeed, rebuild again and that we as people can be
resilient. We have seen examples of this
– all over the world: the rain may have caused a storm to destroy much, but it won’t
destroy heart, spirit or human will. It
is here where survival is our reminder of how important life truly is.
When the rain comes – sometimes it can be cleansing and it
can make us slow down when we are rushing through life too rapidly to notice life’s
precious moments. Sometimes the rain
makes us wake up to responsibility.
Sometimes the rain makes us tend to our own procrastination of fixing or
tending to things. Sometimes the rain
reminds us to reflect and appreciate life itself.
So whenever it rains….remember, yes like Annie said, “The
sun will come out tomorrow” – and when that happens, remember there will be
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