It's been raining all day. I think it's maybe stopped for 10 minutes. But today I'm okay with that. I was thinking of how I'm actually thankful for rain. Not that I enjoy getting wet and cold as I walk to my car but I'm thankful for what rain brings. It means we will have green grass for the kids to play on. We will have flowers and trees that bloom. We will have fields that grow crops to feed us. Rain can also bring thunder and lightning which I love.
And in a strangely similar way, I'm thankful for the storms of life. For the hard times. In the midst of them it's not always easy to find the good. But there are moments when I see the blessing in the storms. I can learn from the storms if I am willing.