Life brings us many lessons, throws at us many obstacles and as a result we have to weather many storms. Some days we just want to give up, not knowing how much more we can endure. What keeps me going is that hope and belief that something wonderful could just be around the corner. I don’t want to just survive life.. I want to enjoy it. I want to be here when that something wonderful does happen. I want to dance in the sunlight when the clouds finally part.
Who knew that beyond the silver lining was also a rainbow!
If nothing else this photo is a reminder to hold on when the storm is brewing. The storm will only last for a short period of time and when it has passed and the sky has cleared, the silver lining reveals itself and if we hold steady and remain grounded, we may also get the opportunity to see the rainbow!
I’ve seen many storms and been through all kinds of weather. The silver lining is always there. I may not see it right away, but it’s there. Looking back now at all the storms that have passed, I see more of those silver linings that may have alluded me at the time. The storms often felt unbearable and many times I wanted to just give up. I am glad now that I have held on and that I did not give up. Those storms shaped me into who I am and who I have always been … I just didn’t know it. The storms show us our strengths and what scares us is not knowing just how strong we are. It’s not the storm that causes as much fear as the not knowing. We fear the “what ifs” far more than we fear the “what is”.
The clouds may continue to roll in… but don’t fear the storm, for it shall pass as all the many storms before it.
Hold tight for the silver lining will some day appear and bring with it… rainbows!