Watch it Rain

Yes, it is one of those “splash barefoot in a puddle of rain water” days.

I haven’t written in a while, I apologize. Lately,  I have been struggling to stay above water, and I am sure I’m not the only one. To those swimming in the sea of stress and never ending to-do lists, keep treading. All of your exhaustive work is worth something in the end.

Today, it rained ever so beautifully. I know it seems rather odd to describe rain as beautiful, but the rain fell from this beautiful wash of blue and grey skies. The sun attempted to break through the  few openings in the clouds, and it created the most magnificent view from my window. I wish I would have been forward in my thinking and took a picture, but I didn’t realize I would be blogging about my rainy day later in the  evening. I know most rainy days are dreary and not as colorful, but for some reason today’s rainy day was different… or maybe it was my perspective. It just seemed like the rain ever so gracefully landed on the leaves of the palms as the trees would dance in the wind, and the sun would give light to each raindrop as if each drop were sent from heaven. Watching the rain bounce off the ground and gravitate into small pools along the sidewalk was my favorite part.  It was like watching a river flow into the ocean. The streams of water would just flow into these ocean-like puddles. 🙂

You may think I am crazy for watching the rain so observantly like I did, but it took my mind off the millions of thoughts racing through my mind. Not to mention, it was refreshing to have the rain fall in an always sunny and hot climate . The rain almost gives you an entirely new appreciation for how beautiful the sunlight truly is. Granted, the rain is beautiful too, but you can’t appreciate the one without the other. Just like you cannot appreciate happiness without sadness.

Anyways, the point of my post today is to remind you to take a step back. Stop your mind from catering to all the thoughts that race around it. Take a moment to pause, observe and appreciate your surroundings. Trust me, I know it’s much easier said than done, but challenge yourself. In the end, you will find yourself refreshed, renewed and re-energized.

Don’t see the rain as a hindrance, see it as an opportunity to have fun in its puddles. 🙂 Your never ending to-do lists will eventually get done, but take advantage of the times when you can focus on you and do something fun!

“Don’t wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain.”

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