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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Let it Rain!

So yesterday as I was running/jogging/walking/crawling to where I started, I wrote this post in my head.  I started thinking about the clouds/rain and how they affect your day, your preception, and your outcome.  You know the sayings-
-When someone rains on your parade.
-Clouding my thoughts.

This past week has been very challenging more than others but the factor has been the clouds/rain.  It has been raining like crazy here in Houston.  But we all know Houston is huge, so it may be raining in one place and in another not.  Saturday we had a busy schedule with 2 commitments.  When we got ready to go, we looked outside and it was dark, and thunderstorming.  We still got in the truck and drove to our 1st commitment.  When we arrived there, there was no rain.  Pretty, white fluffy clouds above us.  I told my husband if we would have cancelled, they might have thought not so nice things of us.  The day before yesterday, I had a commitment across town and again, the rain came.  I really do not like driving in the rain.  But I still decided to go, and guess what, no rain.  It did not rain to and from, at all.  Yesterday, as I got ready to go change into my workout clothes it started raining at work.  Our co-workers joked about the ones that were going to go run in the rain.  We left out the parking lot and went across the street to the park.  The clouds passed and then no rain.  The sun was out and it was beaming down on us.  The only traces of water, were the puddles on the ground and the sweat falling off of me.

So as I was trying to run, I started gazing at the sky.  I started thinking how clouds/rain can make us change our plans.  Sometimes we are just waiting for one thing to happen so we could change our minds. 

Are you having a cloudy day?  Are things raining down on you? 

What if when you step outside, the rains stops.  You will never know unless you take that next step.  I am no longer talking about real rain, I'm talking about life.  Life comes down on us and it sometimes stops all we do.  We cannot see past the dark, clouds (hard times), through the rain (problems), and into the rainbow (your next step).  I was stuck.  It was raining, pouring down on me, and yesterday, I let it all go!  Those clouds are no longer stopping me.  Rain or Shine, I'm in.

12 comments:

Helena said...

Thank you! I needed to read this. It has been pouring and all I have wanted to do is crawl in bed under the blankets and sleep. Feeling much better today. Won't let anyone rain on my parade! Saludos :D

Lauren said...

I understand where you are coming from.....thanks for this!

Btw....like you said when it rains it will try to mess up your plans, but with your plans and lovd ones there will be sunshine with a beautiful sky!! :)

Pamela P. said...

An inspiring post, and so true. Life was raining on me last week and I had to stop and remind myself that there's lots to do while waiting out the storm. Thank you for sharing!

Ericka @ Nibbles and Feasts said...

I love the sound and smell of the rain. It's the best time to reflect on life and be thankful for all things. Great post!

LaLicenciada said...

Thank you... I really needed to read this. Such a beautiful post. xo, Lisann

Sujeiry said...

Completely agree with this post. It really is up to us to see that the sun will shine again. It's all about our state of mind!

Monica said...

I've learned that rain always brings growth. Even when we feel like life has just drenched us, flooded us, with more than we think we can handle, those moments always lead to something new. Thanks for this thoughtful post!

Leslie Limon said...

I know exactly what you mean. I like to think of the rain as a sort of cleansing. The rain comes to wash away our problems, and we are able to see things in a different light once the sky has cleared. :)

Eva Smith said...

I love the rain. So peaceful and perfect for days when you want to drown out all the noise.

Uchi said...

Thanks for this beautiful post! I loved it ! I needed this today.. thanks

The Wise Latina Club said...

I, too, can see the negative aspects of clouds and rain. All I can think of is that my hair which I spend time/money to blow out is going to frizz. But as Leslie says, it can be cleansing. After the rain often times comes a rainbow and a clear, blue sky beautiful day!

Rachel said...

This is a beautiful and inspiring post. I'm determined to by let the rain or clouds stop me. No señor! ;-)