(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?