Thoughts on Rain

Here is a thought that gives strength, hope – – and courage to live.  Not only to live, but to live in the now with a spirit of joy and happiness, even in the toughest of times.

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” Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass….

it’s about learning how to dance in the rain!”

words from – Vivien Green

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What do these words “speak” to you?  –  Within you?

About you?    About how you live?    About how you spend your time?

About your past hopes & dreams?    About your plans for the future?

About finding the bright side of “bummer times”?

About the beauty you have experienced,

and the beauty you want to experience – in your life?


What are you doing to make all of that happen?


Be Still – – – and Know

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 This is a photo taken through the window during a rain storm

looking out into the Gardens at Waters East.

If you want more “inspirational” photos of nature and flowers and water,  check out any of the past postings from the archive of:   Gardens at Waters East    click on:


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peony red rain close.4 5.30.12


Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.

Write a few words to share.

Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.





The last thing I saw – 

                        Flash from the barrel.

The last thing I heard – 

                        Sharp crack the moment power exploded.

The last thing I felt – 

                        Piercing of my brain.

The last thing I thought – 

The Last Thing

The Last Thing

The Last Thing


So I thought.

                                            To be continued ……….

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Poem by OTL 6.9.13