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Rain, rain, go away?

A ‘Rainy Day’ story from a guest blogger –

‘April showers bring May flowers.’  ‘Life is like a rainbow – you need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.’  ‘I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain; What a wonderful feeling, I’m happy again.’  There are many quotes about the rain, and even more opinions.  You have people that LOVE the rain.  They cannot wait to sit on the porch swing and listen to the rain come down.  Then you have those that hate it!  I have a feeling these people are mothers or babysitters or teachers that cannot go one more day without letting the kids out to run and play.

Most people are okay with the rain from time to time.  We all know it is essential to our planet.  Lush greenery, May flowers, streams and rivers – rain is beneficial.  I was one of those people that thought the rain was awesome, occasionally.  I loved to hear it against the roof at night as I fell asleep.  I loved to watch it while sitting on the porch or reading a book.  And then I moved to Seattle.

Now it rains ALL the time.  I had to buy rain boots just to walk the dog.  I have at least 4 umbrellas, one in each car and by each door.  The mountain trails are muddy, always.  It doesn’t pour and then stop… this rain is more like a constant mist coming down.  The clouds and the gray gloom over the city can drive you mad.  The fall season is okay.  You have football on tv and it’s getting cooler.  Staying inside is good. Then winter comes around and you have snow mixed in with the rain.  If you have a husky pup like I do, you get outside in that snow no matter how cold it is!  Now it is March.  And it’s still raining.  There is no end in sight.

But then comes summer.  The sun rises over the snow capped mountains.  You actually see blue sky!  The gray coloring of the sky is transformed into this bright blue mixed with hues of the sun.  And the flowers and trees – they are so colorful! The blooms showcase thousands of colors.  The trees are the most vibrant green.  The sunlight bounces off Lake Washington and you’re happy again.

Even though I need my umbrella and rain boots, and must have a cup of Starbucks in hand, I will still embrace the rain.  Why?  Because the rainbows are worth the rain. The summer is worth the winter.  And because I like the rain, especially if I have my personalized umbrella from Gail’s Personalized Gifts!

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