Swimming Between the Raindrops

Learning To Swim In The Sunshine

The other day, my friend Karen posted on Facebook that her grandkids were in the new pool and they were “swimming between the storms”. I know a perfect blog topic when I hear one, so I asked Karen if I could use it. She is a BNAT reader and happily gave me her approval. Karen’s statement is certainly a life lesson. I changed it up a little because it sounded too much like a book by Tony Robbins or Brendon Burchard. I don’t want to get sued!

Many times in life, it seems like we are completely obsessed with the problems raging all around us. The Storms. It seems to me that the key to living a happy life is to swim between the storms or the raindrops, as it were. I don’t want to get too deep here, but it’s an interesting analogy when you look at it from a weather angle. If you look above you, all you can see is your patch of sky. There may be storms in the surrounding area, but in the blue window overhead, your weather is beautiful.

Our recent heat wave illustrates this attitude perfectly. After a week of upper 90-degree weather, we finally got a break and had two beautiful days. I fell for the trap of looking at more 90-degree weather that was on the horizon after those two lovely days. Then it hit me, enjoy the days you have been given! Swim between the Raindrops (or Heat!). Storms will always be there, but you have to learn to Swim in the Sunshine! Thanks for the wise words, Karen!

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2 thoughts on “Swimming Between the Raindrops”

  1. I love the spin you put on my “Swimming Between the Storms” post! Seems life is full of “storms” and in our daily rush to get everything accomplished, we forget to live in the moment! I also took time to pause on those 2 beautiful days between the oppressive heat. I was in the backyard with my husband, daughters and the grandkids were in the pool. As the adults sat around the backyard, talking and laughing about whatever came to mind, I thought “how wonderful this moment was! My family all around on such a perfect day! I tried taking a picture on my cell phone and when it didn’t turn out as I’d hoped, I thought, “forget the picture! Just be present in the moment and remember this moment forever!” I’ll never forget it!

    1. Thanks, Karen! I’m glad I was able to capture that feeling. I think we’d all be a lot better off if we put our phones and cameras away and just became nostalgic about today! (Shameless plug!)

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