I have always loved rainy days. And today is one of them. It was a beautiful weekend filled with sunshine and the laughter of my grandbabies, so, today’s rain causes me to take pause and remember how fortunate I am to have the things in my life that I do.
Events within the past months, which include the downturn of my sister’s health and my own health issues from stress, have caused me to reevaluate the good things I have in my life and to focus on the positive. I am very fortunate to have my family, my friends, and the fulfillment of my dreams.
Many times I have felt my life has been empty, when in reality it was not. I just couldn’t see what I had going for me. I appreciate the values I learned from my parents and the fact that no matter what the issues may be within a family they are always overlooked in a time of need.
I am thankful for the value of friendship and what it means to have friends during the good times and bad. I hope I give back to my friends as much as they have given me.
So, on this very rainy day, I leave you with this poem ~
The world is wet today
luxurious, damp, drenched
drops hug the leaves,
anoint the still budded lilac blossoms
before their blooming
rich purple and plum
made richer by their watery skin
New leaves under the weight
droplets heavy, hanging
bowing the white pine needles
undersides exposed to drink
drink in the morning
hushed in the rain
temperature near the dewpoint
sprouts of just planted flowers
eager from the parched soil
new puddles bloom too
on the ground, the driveway
collect and gather
without the smell of summer rain yet
tears splash and spread
silent shimmers, heralds, messengers
in the spring rain
July 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm
I don't like the sound of all those lists he's making – it's like intriguing too multitudinous notes at school; you sensible of you've achieved something when you haven't.