This morning it is raining, thundering, and cool outside. It is the kind of day that I would love curling up with a blanket and a book and just enjoying the sound of pattering on the roof. While that cannot happen because it is a work day, I'm still grateful for the sound of the rain. And I'm grateful for the chance of rainbows later as storms move out and the sun peeks through. I would absolutely love to hear a weather forecaster say, "storms today with a chance a rainbows." In everything that happens there is a positive side to be found. It only takes a little light to shine through the rain to create a beautiful rainbow. That light can be found in gratitude. I'm grateful for the storms and the soothing sounds it provides. I'm grateful for the magical beauty of rainbows and the way the sun looks as it peeks from behind clouds. I'm grateful to be able to provide comfort to my dog to help her brave the storm. I'm grateful to know my parents will be returning today from their exciting travels. I'm grateful to get to be the one to pick them up from the airport today in return for all the times they have come and picked me up from my travels. I'm grateful to spread that love and return those acts of kindness that have so often been given to me. I'm grateful to share my smile and joy with others today so that it may be a bright spot in their day. I will shine my light on the rain so that together we may create a rainbow. What storms are moving through your life? Can you see the beauty that it may create down the road? I'm grateful to know that everything happens for a reason. May you see the beauty that is around you. May you find the positive amidst the storm and allow the rainbows to shine. Have a beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.