We are in April and the second month of Autumn, and yet the days are still warm and sunshiney. The kids have been in shorts and T's, enjoying the weekend with the neighbourhood kids, when all of a sudden a cloud rolled over, dark and full. There was a scramble to put bikes, scooters and skateboards under cover, and then the heavens opened up.
The most soothing, warm, gorgeous rain, heavy and full of that end of summer fragrance. You could just about see the grass and flowers just open their arms in welcome.
And then some mothers came out and called children inside, closed doors and windows and pulled blinds. "What a shame the kids' play has been interrupted." TskTskTsk.
My kids looked at me, questioning eyes and unsure of the 'correct' thing to do, after all it was raining pretty hard ....
I yelled " GO FOR IT !!! "
Oh my gosh, they had fun! And one by one the neighbours kids joined in, splashing and jumping, running and having a BALL! They got very wet, and grotty but had the biggest grins you've ever seen. It was wonderful and hilarious and so sweet to watch them all playing like toddlers, even the 'oh-so-cool' teenagers.
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning how to dance in the rain.
Hope you are having an awesome day, and if a storm cloud passes over, remember to dance!