Californians prayed and hoped for Rain for more than a year. State is in severe drought. Water Reservoirs at emergency low. It’s Land, parched and cracked. Forests ravaged by Wildfires the entire Summer.
Took a long time, but finally God answered our prayers. Last weekend, it rained generously for 2 days.
But instead of thanking God and the blessing of Rain, first thing we did was complain. Then second, blamed everything on the Rain.
Complaints and exaggerated inconvenience were the News Topic all day and all night. Major News Stations presenting the Rain as the Super Bad Enemy to a level that People were scared and panicking. They call it “The Storm.”
Okay, I worked on that weekend and drove the streets, it was not a Storm. In fact, many People are driving out to eat Hot Soup. I know this because I treated my co-workers with Hot Soup as a thank you for their hard work. Then after work, I bought more Hot Soup for my Wife and Son.
The Restaurant Staff were busy from the time they opened to the time they closed not because it was Stormy but because People were hungry and needing comfort.
Blame It On The Rain
A bit of flood. Rain did it. Truck over turned on the freeway. Rain did it. No electricity in few areas. Rained did it. I have a bad day. Rain did it. People don’t feel like going to work. Rain did it.
Poor Rain. It was expecting Red Carpet welcome but instead got hammered with Negativity in all directions.
So, instead of joining the complain band wagon, I thank and celebrated the Rain and the Giver of Rain this Weekend with kindness and generosity. It brought Sunshine to all without the Sun. It made a difference to everyone’s “Stormy” day.
Okay, it was windy but it wasn’t a hurricane or tornado.
Okay, some puddle of water here and there, but it wasn’t a calamity flood where people needed to swim, ride boats or be rescued on top of their roofs.
Okay, it was flooding temporarily in few cities, but that wasn’t the Rain’s fault. It’s People’s fault for allowing their Cities to have poorly built and maintained drainage systems. Also, blocked drainage from trash are caused by People, not the Rain.
Okay, Electric Outage in few areas. Again, it’s not the Rain’s fault the Electrical Wires are not Weather Proof. Besides, isn’t it romantic to have candles all over the house, while getting warm with soft and nice comforters? Weren’t Love and Romance part of our Prayers? Weren’t we praying for Self Love? Now that we are given the time, mood and ambiance, we don’t know what to do with it.
So, God said, “Common, ungrateful People, what do you really want? Rain or No Rain? But until you make up your minds and learn to be grateful, I’ll stop my blessings. I will toss the rest of your prayers and review them next year. Time to take a long overdue vacay for myself. I need Self Love and Self Care too. My Universe doesn’t just revolve around you People. I am God. I can do anything I want.”
Monday, Rain stopped around 9:30 A.M. Full Sun out. Sky crystal blue. Raindrops glistened beautifully to it’s last existence. Then the Magic of Rain was gone except the cool post Rain breeze gently caressing my face.
People rejoiced that Rain ended. Some said, “Thank God, the Rain stopped.”
The Hills are Green and Alive again. Are we Thankful? There’s some Water supply again. Are we Grateful?
Or are we too preoccupied complaining of a new Subject that we are unhappy about?
Me? I am enjoying to the fullest images and experiences from Rain to Sunshine, drinking my coffee, taking iPhone pictures, listening to The Beatles and Elton John. Great Day. Perfect Blessing. And I’m very Grateful.
“Until we learn Gratitude, we can never appreciate the blessings that pours and overflows in front of us. Until we are Thankful, Happiness is a prayer that will remain unanswered.”