Today we had a shower. Big Whoop!
What's so special about that? Well, here in the Phoenix area it
doesn't rain much. And when we do have rain clouds pass by, the rain
never reaches the ground. After all, it is the desert. This one did
reach earth and it lasted about 10 minutes. I wouldn't have
noticed it if I wasn't looking out the window and saw the drops
dancing on top of the water of the pool, looking like thousands of
clear light bulbs bobbling around. Immediately I went outside to the
porch and sat there until the shower was over.
While there the memories of
living in West Virginia as a kid came rushing back. I use to do this
all the time. In the summer when it was hot and would shower
in the afternoon, I usually found myself outside somewhere, on
someone's porch or under the edge of a roof, or even under the
protective leaves of a tree, waiting for it to stop so I could
continue my day. But the memory of how it would cool the air and a
slight wind would bring that certain smell, has always stuck with
me. How could something this simple bring such joy and why don't I do this any more?
I guess it's because life gets in the way.
I am thoroughly convinced, that
this is one of God's little ways to give us joy and we don't have to
do anything except get out or our chair, go out on the porch and
enjoy the rain.
Wait..........was that thunder?
This may be your chance. Go for it.