Gratituesday: Summer Rain

The day started off cold enough to warrant a sweater. But by 10 AM, a t-shirt would do.

Sunshine carried me to the café, to the burrito place at noon, and through my afternoon break. Then, she put on a dress of grey clouds. At 5 PM, the rain set in.

They say the sky is crying, but I don’t think that’s true. And if it was? I’d never know the reason. They might be tears of joy. At least that’s how I feel about summer rain.

It’s hard to be mad when it’s warm. Without the wind and the cold, it doesn’t feel mean enough. It just seems to dance and improve the smell of everything around us.

The trees. The flowers. The grass. Even the hot air that’s sent back up right from the asphalt. So we might as well dance along.

Soon, the sun will break through again. Change into another dress. Add some light to the crystal drops mid-air. Until they break it into a million flashy colors and tie up the cycle in a beautiful bow. A rainbow.

They also say there’s a pot of gold waiting at the end. I don’t think that’s true either. It’s just a reminder: this was a day of summer rain - and we were here to feel it.


About Gratituesday: By Tuesday, we're deep into thinking about what we seek. That's why it's a great day to remember what we already found. Gratitude has many benefits, but, mostly, it's an exercise in shifting our perspective. Instead of focusing on what's missing, we can focus on what we have.

And we'll be much calmer for it.

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