Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day...
There is so much truth for me in this rhyming couplet. Why does it seem so hard to shake the clouds in my mind when the sun won't shine?
I know that I am not the only one who battles with this mental block. I lived in Southern California for 10 years and when it rained, people were in a funk as a whole. Same thing happens here, in Kansas City, MO, too. Even my dogs would rather stay inside and sleep than go out in the wet mess. Here's a couple of videos of my favorite canine gals on a sunnier day at the Shawnee Mission dog park.
At least if the sun won't shine, I have my dogs to keep me warm and happy. Sometimes I feel like they are the only ones who understand. And they depend on me for everything. They are my joy. If they are happy, I am happy. There is so much to be learned from our pets about the meaning of life. The way they just are. They are present in every moment. They take us for walks. They teach us so much if we just quiet our minds and listen. If this rings true to you, then check out Eckhart Tolle's book, Guardians of Being. It's absolutely wonderful - and great for all ages.
According to artist, Patrick McDonnell, "Guardians of Being reminds us why we love our companion animals. It illuminates for us their divine purpose. While we are lost in our thoughts and busyness of everyday life, they have become the key to the present moment, our guardians of being." Ahhhhh...
If we remember to be present in every moment, even the rainy ones, then we will be open to receive the gifts that the day has to offer. It is in our mindset that we thrive. How does the rain affect yours? How do you stay positive?
XOXO, Lucy and Annie