It’s raining today in my part of the world, so I thought it would be a good day to share this. I wrote this song — Raindrops — one day a long time ago. It was very sunny outside, but inside of me it felt like the rain was pouring down. No one around me knew, at least that’s what I thought at the time. I didn’t want them to know….no one wants others to see them so vulnerable, so broken. We want everyone to believe that we are always so perfect and happy and there are no worries. After all, we have everything we could possibly need, right? But things can shake you up and make you lose sight of that all for a moment. And…you think that if others know how down you are, they will feel obligated to be the one to make you happy and you don’t want to do that to them. Because you know, no one can help. You have to sit in the rain….watch it tap against your window….until the song it sings changes from one of despair to one of hope. When you come out of the rain, hopefully, you will have learned something and you will be stronger for having felt it’s force against you and survived.
On the flip side….
there are other times when you are happy, flying high, and the people around you can’t stand it. They do things to try and bring you down. There’s no getting away from it…there are always going to be those kinds of people around. You just have to accept that they can’t help themselves and keep cool, keep perspective, and keep them from bringing you down with them. Happy Friday everyone…and for those of you who might be sitting alone in the rain, just know it will not last forever. You will find your way out.