Rainy Day

“Every time you wake up, ask yourself, “What good things am I going to do today?     “Remember that when the sun goes down at sunset, it will take a part of your life with it.”   – Native American Proverb

Tiffany Lamp

This morning, I woke up to a gray, cold, rainy day here in northern California. It seems the wonderful sunny days we’ve been experiencing lately have gone on holiday.

As the rain pooled around my boots this morning while I was in the garden, I noticed our calla lilies looked a little worse for wear because of the unseasonably dry weather we have been having. There is much talk about water rationing if we don’t receive more rain this year.

I feel sad when I think about how water is so much an every day part of our lives, yet we tend to take it for granted and often use it wastefully. For many people around the globe it is becoming more precious than any other resource. What will we do when there comes a time when there’s not enough to go around?

We are an amazingly resourceful species, but generally only when we have to be.

The good news is we have survived and evolved because of this resourcefulness and we are capable of accomplishing great things when we set our minds to it.

“Let the rain kiss you.  Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.  Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”  – Langston Hughes

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