Sunday, August 8, 2010

... dancing in the rain ...


Almost all my life I've alway laughed at the thought of dancing in the rain. I mean, why get all wet when you could go indoors and stay nice and dry? But recently, I've seen a lot more to the phrase "dancing in the rain". Before you get scared, its not the 'bad' dancing. Not the kind of stuff that you wouldn't want to get involved in. Its the dancing that isn't really dancing. It is, but it isn't ... ohh, well ... let me explain ... lately, its been pretty rainy in my life ... it seems like nothings going the way I would like for it to be going ... school, loads of homework, no job ... the list could go on ... yes, its very ungrateful considering the things that I have that a lot of people in the world don't, but somehow that knowledge doesn't really comfort me. Its weird, if you know what I mean ... Honestly, it feels like your walking in the rain ... constantly ... like nothing goes right. That never leaving cloud that totally rains on your parade. Whoot. Its annoying and disheartening. It just won't go away. Its like you can just see the sun from under it and you run toward it expecting to burst into sunlight but bamm!! That cloud follows you! What is going on? And its not like its just raining, its pouring. What to do now? Its not like you want to stay like this the rest of your life ... What can you do? Its depressing ... But somehow you know that there is a way out from this thing ... there simply has to be. No problem has ever arisen without there being an intelligent way to solve it. So you look for the answer, but you don't find it right away ... nobody never said it would be easy. ( : So I've kept looking and then I discovered a secret that really isn't a secret. Instead of trying to get out of the rain I've decided to enjoy it. Rain is refreshing and beautiful ... why not take advantage of it? So, for the past couple of days, I've been "dancing in the rain"; letting the cool rain run down my fact as I stare up with my eyes closed toward the sky and getting drenched. Its a beautiful feeling ... And the surprising thing is, that the rain kind of washes all the bad feelings away ... you know, as I've thought more about this, I realize how this concept of "dancing in the rain" is not something new. It actually came from God. No, you won't find it mentioned directly in the Bible, but its there in the words like "Rejoice evermore". Sure, maybe you can't stop the rain, but you can learn to dance in it. And before you know it, you'll find the rain stopped and everything dried up. I saw a quote the other day that helped me a lot ...


Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass;
its about learning to dance in the rain ...

So are you gonna dance in the rain or not?? ( :

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