but this time it is so much more than ever before.
We know it's part of the changing seasons,
and the change in climate patterns around the world.
And now we worry.
every time it poured during the day
whether it be morning or afternoon.
When we were younger especially,
playing with other children in the rain was so much fun,
and certainly not the usual fun.
When the gutter in the roofs of our houses overflowed,
we immediately came right under them
so the water fell on our heads
and bathed joyfully as if we were under a waterfall.
That was incredibly refreshing
especially when it didn't rain every day.
Even when there were occasional thunder and lightning,
we just didn't care much at all,
and we played as if we were never bothered.
And I will always remember those times
when I used to slide on the smooth surface
of concrete part of the lawn!
That was totally amazing even
when many times I hurt my head
when the concrete surface became too slippery during rain.
But we were always the carefree,
careless beings under the pouring waters from the clouds,
a sight so good to observe
and a memory so hard to forget.
It was a great part of childhood
that will never be taken away from us
and one that forever reminds us
that being a child is
one of the greatest events in our lives.
What is rain and how does it relate to us?
The rain is simply water falling from the clouds
when they can no longer contain it.
It refreshes and cools the whole land after
a generous amount of the sun's fiery rays have bathed it.
When the ground is dry then rain is a much-needed element
to nurture nature's bountiful living plants
and other living beings.
Water is life and it gives life to every thing on earth.
Life will never be without it.
when we don't need rain at all.
It's just not needed for it ruins our day like
when we're out in the meadows under the morning sun.
We are on the ground with some friends
having a picnic sitting on a mat spread on the grass.
We are enjoying the whole thing
when suddenly it rains down
and everything just turns into a mess.
Or when we're out in the streets wearing our usual get up
looking like a hottie or a hunky gorgeous guy
when suddenly the sky turned dark
and rain pours out of control.
We get wet fast and there's not even
a place near us to take some shelter.
Imagine what that make us look now.
We're like a day-old chick that's swimming
in a bowl of water in the mud!
We're totally ruined and what seems to be a great day
has now turned into the worst!
What a total waste!
The rain can bring us so much life
and joy and everything,
but at other times,
it causes us trouble and even nightmare.
A lot of us say that rain
is like the pouring blessings from Above
and it should be cherished.
And that the abundance of rain simply means
that we are blessed with so much.
On the other hand,
some say that rain is like the tears in our eyes
when we are sad, lonely, sick or depressed.
And that rain represents unhappiness and pain.
In view of these things about rain,
we can simply say that rain
is both good and bad or positive and negative.
It all depends on our situation
the very moment the rain comes our way.
we can take rain as an element
to wash away our pain and misery.
We are like the desert that misses the rain,
or the dry riverbed that wishes
it had flowing springs from the mountains
so fishes can swim again.
But at some point rain is pain and misery itself
and its presence is never to be wished at all.
It's like the raging waters of a flood that devastates the city
and everything else that comes its way.
It's the one that breaks our hearts and causes our heartaches.
And to everyone of us,
rain is not only welcoming at times,
but also can be unforgiving.
So now we're left with the choice of
how will we let rain affect our lives.
Will we take it as a blessing,
a refreshing water during hot summer days,
or will we take it like a curse making our lives bitter?
It's all up to us.
But for me,
I will live by the day looking forward
to having rain for this life is never perfect,
and when it does become perfect one day,
is still light years away.
Rain can be in the morning,
afternoon or evening.
I don't care.
I just have to deal with it when it comes
and I will never fear.
I will have to make the most out of it.
When unexpectedly it comes when I'm down,
then I will never let it make me weak.
And when it comes when I'm up,
then I will let it flood around me and swim on it!