(Photo found online)
Today, there was a rainbow in the sky, where there never should have been one. There was nothing like rain around me, as far as the eye could see, and yet, there was this rainbow, directly ahead of my car, where I couldn’t have missed it if I tried. Honestly, it seemed like a miracle. I have been down for several days, and a sense of wanting to lock myself in my room for a week or so was hanging over me. I went to run errands, instead. After all, if I lock myself in my room, who will feed the dogs, let alone my husband who is hard at work and deserves dinner when he gets home? So I trudged through the grocery store, then back out to the car, and headed home, thinking about everything I had to do yet this afternoon, and not wanting to do a bit of it.
And then–there it was. A rainbow. In an empty sky.
If that doesn’t qualify as a direct message to my heart, I don’t know what would. It was in front of me through every turn I made going back to my house, a seemingly impossible trick, and all along the way, it reminded me to have faith. Just have faith, and things would work out. It reminded me that I am not privy to the plans of my personal Higher Power. It reminded me that none of us are, whether we believe in a Supreme Being or just in our own inner spirit. We don’t have access to what that so-called Grand Scheme of Things might be. Therefore, we must remember to have faith in something greater than ourselves, and move forward with confidence and joy. We must cherish each day, and forget about hiding away. We must look for what Sarah Ban Breathnach calls our Authentic Selves, and do the things our hearts tell us to do. We must be grateful for all we’ve been given, and let go of the worries that keep us from reaching our full potential.
Our time here is short. We need to remember to see the miracle of every rainbow, and to live every moment to the hilt.
Today, I saw a rainbow where none should have been. How miraculous is that?
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Thanks, Sue. I wish I could have stopped the car for a photo. It was so amazing and so inspiring. I felt like ten years had fallen off of my shoulders, instantly.
That is really cool. Kink of a “ooooo (insert spooky music)” moment.
I got chills when I saw it. It was like it was put there for ME personally. I know better, of course, don’t worry, SC, but it felt that way. Things like that happen to me now and then, just when I need it the most. I think Someone up there is watching out for me, myself. That’s my story, an’ I’m stickin’ TO it!
Good to see you today!
A good sign then.
That’s how I’m taking it, Jennifer. I had to wonder how many people were driving on the same road and never noticed it, or if they did, gave it no real significance at all. Just like the bald eagle circling the Home Depot parking lot last week. People so often go around with blinders on.
Miraculous indeed! What a sign of hope for these trouble times.
Yes, indeed. It was just the sign I needed. And I can’t tell you how much easier I am breathing now. Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully, I will have more time to devote to this blog very soon! I miss posting here when I get so bogged down with my book.
Marcia, That was for you, for you are very important to God and to so many of us. You bring rainbows into our lives when we need a lift and you give us counsel and your wonderful friendship. The rainbow is a promise from God after the great deluge…
Thank you, Felix, for such kind words. I feel the same way about you and so many of my good friends. I am blessed to have all of you in my lives, and blessed to have “met” so many more people via my blogs. And I agree that a rainbow is a promise, so I’m holding to that thought right now. Let it lift your spirits, too, mi amigo! You and I are brother and sister, no matter where we came from originally, who our families are, or what we’ve been through, along the way.
Rainbows always have an uplifting effect! 🙂 I once saw a circular rainbow from the plane.. I wish I could have clicked it but the camera or the phone were inaccessible and it just stays in my memory. I don’t really believe in God but I do believe that if we stay positive, good things will happen!
Glad to have found your blog! Will come back to read more about your garden 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Ashima. Nice to “meet” you. I’m glad you enjoyed the rainbow post, and I’m hoping to have time to blog a bit more regularly again. I’ve been away for a bit, but I’m back now, and have some new photos and things to chat about, so check in often to see what’s new.
Cheers back atcha!