Monday, October 20, 2014

Storm Clouds {Day 20}

Today I'm joining up with the folks over at Inspire Me Mondays where we post something positive to start off our work week. Since Monday is my least favorite day of the week, it's easy for me to be negative. But I've chosen for over a year now to find the good, the beautiful, the positive on Mondays. I hope you'll join me in doing the same!

This morning started off looking like it was going to be a nice day. The sunrise was beautiful, the sky a lovely light pink as the sun rose over the hills. (Not that I was up to see the sunrise, but I did see the effects it left.)

But soon those pink skies let way to dark storm clouds. The rain came off and on throughout the day. Not a downpour but a steady, drizzly rain. It disappeared for a while, giving way to a clear night sky with a few storm clouds on the horizon.

This evening on my drive home, the skies lit up with lightning, indicating another storm was on it's way. Along with the lightning I witnessed the brightest, most beautiful falling star!

It's days like today that remind me that there is still joy to be found in the midst of the storm.

For the past 20 days I've been writing every single day for the #write31days challenge. My posts always hold a hint of what I'm going through in life, but never do they divulge the whole story. Maybe one day. But for now, it's enough to know that life is stormy.

But there's joy in the middle of it all.

There's hope and peace and light and love.

Whatever life throws, it's going to be OK. Like the quote says below, "it may be stormy now, but it never rains forever."

Photo credit: My Dear Valentine

When your life is stormy, what gives you hope to keep going?

This is Day 20 of my 31 Days of Simply Writing series. If you're just joining me, feel free to go back and read from the beginning! Also, if you like what you read and don't want to miss another post, please subscribe to my blog to have them delivered straight to your inbox. Thanks for reading! :)


Denise Dilley said...

I needed to stay up late to read this! Thank you for that graphic ~ I pinned it to my Pinterest Life Lessons board :)

Denise Dilley said...

"Weeping may come for the night but joy comes with the morning."--Psalm 30

Denise Dilley said... and beauty can always be found in the storm. But...we have to keep our eyes open for it! Praise God for those little blessings that remind us there is always joy!

Denise Dilley said...

Saw this photo and thought of you since you posted the same scripture!

Denise Dilley said...

My blog is like that too. Bits and pieces of my life as it happens and hopefully one day I will put it all together in one place.

Denise Dilley said...

Yes, life IS stormy! I used to keep waiting for the storms to abate, but like you, I've found it works better to find the peace, joy and beauty within the storm. They are there, but sometimes it takes some effort to look, doesn't it. Love the honesty of this post and so glad you linked in to Inspire Me Monday and chose a positive outlook for the day!

Denise Dilley said...

Sometimes finding the beauty in a Monday (or any day) is hard. But it's there! There is beauty, joy, peace... Sometimes you just have to open your eyes and find it.

Denise Dilley said...

It will be a beautiful mosaic once it all comes together! :)

Denise Dilley said...

So true! And so thankful for those blessings!

Denise Dilley said...

Yes, love that verse!

Denise Dilley said...

Love this!