Dancing in the Rain

Earlier this year on a drizzly afternoon, I was wandering about an antique store in Morro Bay and came across a plaque that said, “Life is not about waiting for the storm to end. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” I’ve adopted this phrase as my motto this year. In 2011, the rain poured down on my family (and our nation), and I found myself not smiling as much, waiting for the rain to end.

In 2012, I find that, although the storm has lessened in some ways, it continues to rain, or at least drizzle, and probably will for some time to come. But I am learning to smile and dance anyway as I learn to be content in all situations.

I found another great quote recently, and it has been attributed to several authors including Mark Twain.

"You've gotta' dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.

Next time it rains, look for me. I’ll be dancing.