What a wonderful cold grey rainy day! Right about now you are probably thinking I am crazy but hear me out. It is rain that nourishes the earth and freshens everything in and on it. When there is too much sun and no rain everything turns brown and dies. Air begins to stagnate and fill with dust and other pollution. Rain is a good thing. Even when the rain is so plentiful that it causes flooding, the flooding brings renewal to the rivers and the aquatic life in them. So often what we see as cold and gloomy is actually doing good things for us. Things that then with the sun’s warm rays are transformed into gorgeous blossoms or vigorous new life.
So it is with life. The trials and tragedies that come our way feel cold and gloomy but those hardships, once passed, strengthen us and with the warmth of a healthy attitude grow us into a wiser, more compassionate person. We become a more beautiful soul.
There is a down side. If the earth has only rain and no sun then everything drowns in the cold darkness. So it is with life. If we do not exercise a healthy attitude, then we will drown in our miseries by focusing on the bad and overlooking the healthy lessons to be learned. The earth knows how to balance rain and sun, drought and flooding to keep things as they should be. In life we have the choice of whether to balance our thoughts of bad things with thoughts of good things or to focus our thoughts solely on the bad things around us.
Life will always hold beauty and tragedy, sickness and health, glory and misery. Life is the journey through the mix of these things. What really counts is how we handle that journey. Life is not about a destination, for the destination of life is death.
Quote: “With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world”
Taken from Desiderata by Max Ehrmann 1927
What a wonderful cold grey rainy day it is!
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