Friday, January 21, 2011

Bring on the Rain

Today was a rainy, rainy day in Orlando. I’ve decided that when you are truly happy, even gloomy, rainy days like today bring a certain kind of joy. If you are lucky enough to be home on a day like this, it is fantastic. It’s the perfect excuse to stay in bed all morning and cuddle on the couch watching movies. If you have to be out and about, even if you hate this, it’s kind of fun having to run through the rain. I’ve had my fair share of adventures getting caught in the rain without an umbrella and it always brings laughter. Even at work today, rather than my mood matching the weather and getting all sleepy and grumpy, all I wanted to do was go dance in the rain. And if you think about it, some of the best, most inspiring quotes are about rain.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” Unknown

“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.” Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” John Updike

“Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain. But you can't have a rainbow without a little rain.” Unknown

Not to mention a few songs about rain…

Rain is a Good Thing” by Luke Bryan

Bring on the Rain” by Jo Dee Messina & Tim McGraw

Let the Rain” by Sara Bareilles

April Showers” by Sugarland

So, to recap:

Yes, driving in the rain is terrible sometimes, especially when you can’t see a thing. It messes up your hair and you curse when you realize you forgot your umbrella at home. I guess I like looking at the positives much better, like kissing in the rain, cuddling with your man during a storm, rainbows and giggling while you and three of your girlfriends try to squeeze under one tiny umbrella. Those things make me smile. That is all.