Dancing in the Rain

04/22/11 11:08 AM

A friend shared this inspirational message with me recently and I thought it was a nice reminder of gratitude, something that seems appropriate to reflect upon during this season of rebirth and renewal. Of course, every day is a good day to be grateful. And, by the way, it’s a blast dancing in the rain!

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…
it’s about learning how to dance in the rain!”

I thought…that’s it! We all face adversity in our life. However, it’s not the adversity, but how we react to it that will determine the joy and happiness in our life. During tough times, do we spend too much time feeling sorry for ourselves or can we, with gratitude…learn how to dance in the rain?

It almost sounds too simple to feel important, but one word…gratitude, can change your attitude and thus your life, forever. Sarah Breathnach said it best…

“When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present….we experience heaven on earth.”

2 Comments on “Dancing in the Rain”

  1. tina Says:

    hey Rain,

    that’s very true, when something bad has happened in my life, I try to focus on what I have. I focus on my children and grandchildren and husband they truly mean the world to me, I recently found this saying, the greatest joy in life is to see the ones you love happy and that’s very true in my case.

    thanks for sharing


  2. Rain Says:

    Thank you for your feedback, Tina, and for sharing more inspirational words with all of us!

    I’ve received a couple of additional comments that were relayed via email, rather than posted directly on the blog, so I’m posting those here so you can all read them too.

    From Bonnie:
    Rain – Thank you for this beautiful reminder – As I needed to hear this at this time – imagine that?! I will start with being grateful for you passing this along to me!

    From Barb:
    Thank you for stating the obvious, which we too often forget. We are blessed in so many ways, gratitude–revel in it & pass it along. Thanks for making my morning coffee time all the better. I am grateful for YOUR presence in my life.

    Thank you Bonnie & Barb for your uplifing comments and for being the wonderful beings that you are too.

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