Then I took a break to go outside in the storm. I tend to learn well through analogies, and took the opportunity to find a lesson here.
Before I actually headed outside my mom told me to look out the back window, and there against the mountains, in the middle of a cloud, right in the middle of the storm, was a rainbow. Which if I'm not mistaken is not something you see often. Rainbows usually appear after a storm, when the clouds begin to clear. So here I am, standing outside, in the downpour. It was freezing, obviously wet, and dark out. But my mind was in that rainbow. We all have storms in our lives that we have to wait out, or dance through. Whether it be an illness, school, relationships, personal struggles/addictions, each and everyone of us have our own personal storms. But we are pretty lucky that we have been promised help to get through the storms, and the assurance that these storms are not going to last forever. A rainbow at the end of a storm gives hope that the sun will soon shine. Just as a good day in the middle of our "storms" give us the hope that things will turn out alright. This rainbow that showed up in the middle of the storm clouds tonight was a reminder to me that even though the storm seems to be raging a lot longer than I feel it should be, we need to look for those blessings each day that provide us with hope. If your waiting out your current storm to end, try dancing through it instead. Not only is it more fun, but when you stop dwelling on the problems, you'll see the blessings.