I often feel reflective when it rains. Childhood memories come to mind when the rain is hammering down on the roof.
I was happiest while it was raining. I’m not sure why, but those are some of the happier times that I recall.
I think of these times as “rain reflections.“
Watching It Rain:
I stood at the patio door this morning and watched the rain drizzle down and then finally stop.
It has been raining for more than 24 hours. Now the air smells so fresh and clean.
There are prisms of light, tiny hovering raindrops, sparkling from the leaves and petals of the flowers.
The cobalt blue birdbath looks so nice in the garden space. I moved it with me from Tyler, Texas. It is a bright light in the middle of the garden. I guess you could say it’s a focal point.
This is the kind of day when you wake up and the world seems chock full of possibility.
The sky above released the rain, and it has washed the dust off everything. Now we can see the beauty underneath. It was there all along.
I See The World Differently Now:
You know, I truly did not see the world this way before I started blogging years ago. I didn’t see it this clearly.
And I don’t know why really.
I didn’t stop to see the rain dripping off a flower. Or pause to see how the light shimmered on a rose petal. But now I see it all. I pause to see all of nature’s beauty.
Because it’s everywhere! If only you stop and look.
Life isn’t just about big things like new cars and houses and stainless steel appliances.
I hate stainless steel appliances. Probably because everyone rushed out and bought them so they could be like everyone else.
Why would someone wish to be like everyone else, I’ve always wondered. And besides, I’ve been in a morgue and stainless steel is everywhere you look. So when I see someone’s stainless steel refrigerator, I remember that morgue.
It’s About The Little Things:
Life is made up of the small things that inhabit your life every single day. You just have to open your eyes a little wider to see them.
That is when you learn what happiness really is. It is the trees and the the flowers and the squirrels scampering up a branch. Leaves blowing in the breeze. The sky after a rainstorm.
What if you happened upon a morning glory, but failed to acknowledge the exquisite light behind it?
That would be a shame not to witness the many miracles all around you.
What if you missed seeing the love in the eyes of your pets when they gaze at you?
They can’t put that love it into words, but you can look in their eyes and see their loyalty and devotion.
There is beauty all around you. If you just pause, stand still, and see it. It is always there for you to enjoy if you just take the time to enjoy it.