I’m finding it very hard to write right now because I’m fascinated by the rain falling. Most people find the rain depressing. It’s cold, wet, gray and cloudy and they just don’t like that.
I love the rain. I love the smell in the air while it’s falling. I love the whisper of a soft spring rain. I love the roar of a thunderstorm when it pounds on the walls, windows and ground. I love the cool breezes that come with the summer rains.
But what I love even more happens after the rain stops. The clouds part, the sun comes out and all the colors seem brighter. The grass and trees sparkle in the light. Everything grows a little faster (unfortunately, this means the weeds, too).
Nature shows us how important balance is. We wouldn’t have green, growing plants without rain. We couldn’t survive without water. We also can’t live without the sun.
I’m learning to love both sides of balance but in this case, the balance in nature is one of the most amazing things about our world.