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Life Lessons You Can Learn From the Rain

There is something nostalgic, relaxing, and beautiful about the sound of raindrops on the roof top. There is something magical from this natural occurrence called rain.  It makes you pause and reflect while watching the showers from your window. It makes you realize that there are terrific life lessons you can learn from the rain.

Life Lessons You Can Learn From the Rain

Timing

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens

The Bible, (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

There’s a time for sunshine, there’s a time for rain. Everything on earth is all about timing. Sometimes you feel like time is passing you by. You keep looking over your shoulder to check what others are up to. It seems everybody’s moving forward, but you’re here stuck in your mundane life. But are you really?

You can’t compare your middle with another person’s ending. We go through life’s seasons in our own pace, according to God’s plans.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished (Lao Tzu). It’s all about timing. Trust your timing.

Constant change

In life, everything is constantly changing. We may enjoy our time under the sun because it’s perfect for a trip to the beach. But we cannot have sunny days all year long, or else there will be drought and our crops will die. Change is necessary for growth and progress to happen. 

Change could sometimes be uncomfortable, painful, and unexpected. What about that camping trip you’ve been planning for months? The rain just ruined it!

What about that life you’ve planned with the person whom you thought you’ll be spending your life with forever? He left and now you don’t know what to do.

It is painful, uncomfortable, and no one in their right minds planned for something tragic to happen. But it happens. We must learn to adapt to change and plan around it. Let change fuel your growth and progress. Don’t let it be an excuse for not trying again.

Enjoy the sun while it’s out. Bask in the sunshine. Go out and have fun. When rain comes, take delight in the cold and sleep-inducing weather. Get yourself a hot cocoa and curl up in a comfortable chair with a compelling book. Go with the change. Make the most out of it.

Preparation

Whenever there is a warning or a weather update about a rainstorm in the coming days, what do you do? Do you not go to the supermarket and stock up on food, some batteries, and first aid medicines? You have a backup plan for emergency cases; you make sure you charge everything that you need. You check for roof leaks. You prepare.

How many times have you gone out without an umbrella and it started to rain? Isn’t it inconvenient when you have things to carry and you can’t get a cab in the rain; and walking is not an option?

Things like this happen so you have to be prepared with plan B.

In life, you have to be prepared for the inevitable. Isn’t the old phrase “saving for the rainy days” so popular? It is a wise and practical advice.

You have to set aside a portion of your earnings for emergency; you or someone from the family might be diagnosed for a serious illness or even just catch flu. You or a family member might get in an accident (knock on wood!). Or you might need an instant repair at home.

You have to learn simple skills that you can use and will save your life.

You’ll never know what happens tomorrow. So it’s best to be prepared for any possibility.

Pause

Life can get too busy, chaotic, and tiring. Yes, you need to hustle. You need to be out working and preparing for your future. You need to have dreams and you need to work on them to turn them into reality. But hustling non-stop can be draining.

Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life!

Dolly Parton

You need a pause. You need to take it easy. You need to drop what you’re doing once in a while and just sit back, be comfortable and watch the world for a while. Isn’t that what rain does to us? It makes us take it slow, sit for a moment or two, let the time pass, and just be. 

Pause for a while and take every beautiful thing in. Sit in silence with a grateful heart.

Do you hear that sound of raindrops on the rooftop? Great! Not everyone is blessed to have a roof over their head.

Do you like that soft comforter wrapped around your body keeping you warm? Amazing! Not everyone is safe and warm in their homes.

Enjoying the hot mug of chocolate? Indulge. Some people don’t even know where to get their next meal.

Rain gives us the gift of pause from our daily activity.

Let the rain remind you of the essentials in life. Take in and hold in your heart the terrific life lessons you can learn from the rain.

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3 Comments

  1. Shalzmojo Shalzmojo August 8, 2019

    I love the rains and welcome the rainy season like a long lost friend. But I know first hand how romantic it is to view it from the safety of your home versus the car window when you are stuck in traffic because of it.

    Being prepared and taking a basic training in life saving skills will come handy in a long run. Mostly we need to not take our amenities for granted and learn to survive without them too

  2. the bespectacled mother the bespectacled mother August 6, 2019

    Those were Some lessons from the rain. I had my learnings from the time of Chennai floods to always keep candles and matchboxes at home because no matter how good is the power back-up in the apartment complex, it cannot sustain days of poweer cuts. And then, over the course, I forgot this lesson. With respect to preparing for any tough situation, my brother suggested me to take up a course in basic CPR to be better equipped to handle a situation like the one happened to D. Taking a pause every now and then is so important but the question is am I busy enough to take a pause? Yet, I think I would like to take a pause from everyday cooking for a few days given that how much it stresses me out especially the dinner cooking part 🙂
    Thank you, Corinne, for making my Monday posts appear magically on the linky on your blog every week 😀

  3. Balaka Balaka August 6, 2019

    I had honestly never looked at rain from this perspective. So much to learn from it. We should actually have a plan B all the time. Great post Corinne.

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