Finding Your Own Rainbow

Finding Your Own Rainbow

Life isn’t waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.  This is one of my favorite quotes, but one of the hardest to learn.  As an adult looking back, I never thought life was really this hard.  When you are a child all you want to do is grow up, the faster the better, but then once you get there you finally get to see what life is all about-life is wonderful, life is happy, life is sad, life is scary, life is not fair, life is unpredictable, but most of all life is what you make it!
I know I can say I have been through a lot in the 35 yrs I have been here, although I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  I can remember going through some pretty tough times and just being angry~life just wasn’t fair. It is so hard to accept things when they don’t turn out the way we had envisioned.   Life is indeed unfair, most people don’t “deserve” the unfortunate things that happen, however that said life does not owe us anything.  So, I challenge you next time things are bad, sad, or down right awful feeling, take a moment to yourself to find at least one thing that you can do now in that very situation or time in your life to make it better, even a tiny bit.  
Life should not be waiting for the storm to pass, because storms come often and life is too precious to wait.  Learning how to dance in the rain is not something that can happen in a minute, but takes time to figure it out.  I can say I am getting better at it but by no means perfect.  Don’t get me wrong though, I still have those real life moments when I want to scream, shout, and cry, and I do and that’s ok.  The storms are part of your story too.  
I am very blessed with an amazing family, who always has my back, you just have to call their name.  I realize this is not the case for everyone, but never feel alone, someone cares.  As a mom, I feel like it is extremely important to teach my kids that yes life isn’t fair, bad stuff can happen to good people, but life is what you make it.  I used to think my parents were crazy when they would say that- but sometimes you have no choice, you just need to choose Happy and take things one day at a time!

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