Have you ever watched a sun shower? I have … there are a lot out here in the Pacific Northwest! It’s just such a beautiful part of the country. One minute it’s raining and the next the sun is coming out (while it’s still raining).
And then, the best part of all follows … the beautiful RAINBOW(s) – and often there are double rainbows!
Life is like a sun shower.
I noticed that when I experience a sun shower …
I see the sun, not the rain.
It actually makes me smile.
It feels like a burst of joy just came into my life and that feeling of “ALL IS WELL” comes over me in a big and beautiful way.
I choose to look at it as a sign – a positive sign, like the Universe is winking at me.
What if we were to look at life this way? Even through the rainy times, we choose to find the sunny moments in our life. We focus on the positives, the things we are grateful for, the things that bring sunshine into our lives. I have some friends and family that HATE the rain. They complain a lot when it rains. They just focus on the negative. They don’t see that rain keeps our beautiful Northwest GREEN. They don’t see that rain keeps the grounds moist so that we don’t get really bad fires in the summer that destroy forests and homes. They just have that lens of negativity on that it makes them blind to the positives that the rain brings. Now, I know what you are thinking. I am talking about weather here, not life’s big adversities. But this can be applied to that too. If you are experiencing something that feels awful in your life (e.g., loss of a job, relationship breakup, health challenge), you can still choose to focus on what you are grateful for in your life. You can completely pivot your focus to the good stuff. That IS within your control. You could also do what I did when I was diagnosed with MS. I told myself the story that this too was just a bump in the road of life and that I would thrive through that adversity. I decided in that moment that it wasn’t going to stop me from living my best life. I crafted a new story that set up the positive energy for my future.
Deliberately choose to focus on what you are grateful for each day.
Maybe if we did that, through all the tough times, we would see the rainbow (or double rainbows) after the rain passes! I find that when I focus on the positives in my life, it makes the “rainy times” easier to move through. Things just don’t seem so bad when I constantly remind myself of all the things that I am blessed to have in my life. From a Law of Attraction standpoint, it is so important to focus on what we DO LOVE about our lives. As I say quite often to my friends, family & clients … what you focus on expands, so you might as well make it all the “yummy” stuff that you focus on. That’s what I want to expand in my life – how about you?
When the going gets tough, think of this metaphor of a sun shower and remind yourself of all the things in your life that are good, that are positive and that make you smile and put sunshine in your heart. It may help you get through those rough times much easier AND if you believe and have faith to the core of your being that things will turn around for the better … the rainbows will reveal themselves to you just at the right time!
“Even if it feels like it is raining in your life right now,
remind yourself that there is always a rainbow around the corner.”
~ Maria Lesetz