|All we can do is keep breathing...<3
||[Sep. 29th, 2011|10:09 pm]
Today, it rained and rained and rained like there was no tomorrow, just as it has for the last few days. The sky looked particularly dark and ominous for a good majority of the day, and then just remained a melancholy shade of dark grey after that. I thought things were just going to stay that way for the whole day.
As I was driving home from work, I was bombarded with a massive downpour on the highway. I almost thought I was hydroplaning at one point, but my wheels are pretty legit, so I was just imagining the worst. :P Bolts of lightning were about 100 feet or so away from my car, and I was worried that I was going to get hit. Luckily, I wasn't. :)
When I arrived back into town, an amazing thing began to happen. Just as I was losing hope that things would ever clear up, the sky began opening up a little bit with every minute that passed. While it was still raining really hard, the sun began to peek out through the clouds, and it was like that portion of the sky was telling me that things were going to be brighter after today.
It was at that point that I realized that I've forgotten something very important in life: No matter what challenges you may face in life, it always gets better if you give it some time. Also, even though the cloudy darkness may fill up the sky, the sun is always right above it. So, even if you can't see the good things in life sometimes, you have to remember that the darkness is only temporary. Sunny days are ahead; you just need to be patient.
I haven't been very patient lately, and have been fighting the program for some time now. But, as I saw this magnificence today, I was listening to "Keep Breathing" by Ingrid Michaelson (which happens to be one of my favorite songs of all time). Just as it was building up to the end where all of the beautiful harmonies mesh together to make an ethereal "epiphany" in the song, the sky allowed the sun to come through and shine its glorious rays through the falling droplets of rain. It proved to cause an epiphany in me as well. I realized that there's always a silver lining. Things might seem to be grim, but there is always something good just around the corner...just wait it out, and most of all, keep breathing. :)
I hope that for those of you out there going through tough times like I have, this entry can be a gentle reminder to stay strong and weather the storm. You never know what beauty can come from the chaos unless you give it a chance to be seen. =]