Happy Tuesday! I found a new story, a poem and two quotes today for your inspiration! As well as, the pictures of nature, is there a better inspirational tool?!
To Make Rainbows You Need…
Author: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2007
For as long as I can remember, my aunt had stained glass hanging in her window. She had pieces from all over the world, each one handcrafted by a stained glass artist.
She had small ones and larger ones, all created by various artists. They were beautiful to look at and when the sun hit them there brilliance shone through.
She loved them all, but there was one piece that hung in her kitchen window and she often referred to it as her “motivational stained glass”. She told me that she hung this particular piece in her kitchen window where she would see it every day.
The stained glass piece, which she was referring to, was a rainbow. And on the rainbow someone had written the saying:
“Remember, to make rainbows you need sun and rain.”
The motivational stained glass piece was one of the smaller pieces of her wonderful collection and was certainly not the most beautiful piece. I asked her why she kept it there. She said it gave her motivation on days when presented challenges. It reminded her that we need to have some bad times to appreciate the good times. And, on the days when life was good, it always reminded her that life doesn’t get any better than this.
She said that in life we sometimes need small reminders to stay focused on the more important things in life. And, this piece of stain glass was her reminder that even when things were difficult the rainbow was there and would come out to shine.
I was at our local farmers market and found a stained glass rainbow similar to the one my aunt had hanging in her window. The one I bought did not have the saying on it, but every time I look at it I can remember my aunt’s words and the saying. . .
“To make rainbows you need sun and rain”.
Good In Everything
Julie Hebert, © 2012
There is always something good,
In everything in life.
We may not realize it at first,
And it may feel like strife.
So what we need to do,
When something comes our way.
Is take a look at all the sides,
And find the good to say.
In every situation,
No matter what first appears.
Find the good that is always there,
And change that fear to cheer.
If you find the good that’s there,
And always remember to do.
Life will be much happier,
And problems won’t seem so blue.
Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think, and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.
– Thomas A. Edison
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
― Albert Einstein
Remember, you are NOT alone! Until next time — Jenn 🙂