They say that April showers bring May flowers. I believe it's true - everything needs to be watered in order to grow. Have you ever been to the woods after a rainstorm and notice how the colors are much more vibrant than before?
I believe the same is true for us. Without the stormy times in life, we wouldn't really be able to value and appreciate the good times. If we never experienced pain, sadness or grief, would we really be able to appreciate not only the absence thereof, but would we value health, happiness, and good times the way we are able to once we've experienced the bad?
I believe that normalcy is one of the seriously most underrated gifts we have. So often we don't realize how special our everyday life is until something shifts and temporarily takes it away. It is then that we realize - and long for that normalcy back.
If you're currently going through "stormy" times, please remember they serve their purpose. They will pass. You will get through it. You may not understand it or agree with it while you are going through it, but you will get through it.
If you're going through "normal" times, please take a minute to realize just how lucky you are. Take a moment to see the gifts that are being overlooked because you are used to them. Realize just how special they are.
No matter what you are going through, may you be able to find the beautiful moments in today!