Life: It Keeps Changing

“Weather is a great metaphor for life — sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella or choose to dance in the rain!” –Terri Guillemets

Life. Just like the weather, it’s unpredictable. It keeps changing. Here in Ireland, you could even experience all kinds of weather in one day. In a few minutes, we have a glorious sunny day, and then an approaching sinistrous cloud unleashes a downpour of rain.  Then, as fast as it comes, it disappears, and the sun returns only to repeat the process all over again.

I usually wish for that perfect sunny day.  I know many of us to do.  We don’t like the bad weather — cloudy and windy with lightning and thunder. But just like in life, there will always be rainy days. We all know it will pass, though. The only thing we could do while we are waiting for the sunny day is to enjoy life by dancing in the rain. There’s no perfect life, but we can fill it with perfect moments! If you want to be happy, you have to accept the changes and live because life is worth living.

When unexpected changes came up in my life, such as pregnancies and miscarriages — I had no choice. I had to accept what happened and happened and deal with it. And I can honestly say that I’ve grown as a person in those difficult times.  My faith and dependence on God deepened. I learned to appreciate each day in a new way.

When a rainy day is raging in my life, I am forced to appreciate good things in the rain.  I learned to change my outlook, found a new skill, and do something differently.

It won’t be easy. But you have to allow yourselves to feel the change. When you allow yourself to feel it, embrace it and shake it off and start moving forward again. Although you may not see the silver lining when you are going through the change, I promise that things will do get better. If it’s a change that seems like an ending, new beginnings await you. Just keep going, and you’ll see the silver lining!

“Be still and know that I am God.” –Psalm 46:10

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