When You are Surrounded by Clouds: Look Up

We recently had more than 3 weeks of constant rain in my area. Every day was a dreary repeat of the day before- gray, rainy and cloudy. The dull and heavy weather that surrounded me on the outside was starting to make me feel gray on the inside. We recently had more than 3 weeks of constant rain in my area. Every day was a dreary repeat of the day before- gray, rainy and cloudy. The dull and heavy weather that surrounded me on the outside was starting to make me feel gray on the inside.

I was excited for a break from the rain- a business trip to Florida, the “Sunshine State.” Only to find that the forecast there was…3 full days of rain.

As we sat on the tarmac, waiting for take off, drizzle pelted the airplane dropping down from the perpetually gray skies. I half-heartedly watched the water slide across my window as the plane accelerated and lifted off the runway. Until we broke above the rain clouds and something wonderful happened – the sun appeared. Bright, bold, gleaming in every direction across billowing white clouds. We were suddenly surrounded by the clear blue skies and brilliant light of the heavens.

Just moments before we had been wrapped in gloom and now we were smiling at the warm glow of the distant skies. I instantly felt more optimistic and peaceful as I took in the light I had so been missing. It was sad when we reached our destination and began to descend- back into the rainy gray. It was pouring down as we taxied to the gate.

But now I knew that above all of the gloom and doom was infinite beauty. Just beyond what I could see, was the exactly what I had been waiting and hoping for. It was a great reminder for life. When you are surrounded by the clouds, look up to the heavens and know that just beyond us, the sun always shines.

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