They say you need rain to make a rainbow, rainy days to appreciate sunny days, and gray clouds to appreciate the light of the sun. Isn’t it interesting how we seem to need the negatives to accomplish the positives?
Maggie didn’t care much for rainy days; I suppose most dogs don’t. Even so, we would go for our daily walks without a complaint. Upon returning home, I would dry her off with a towel, and then she would roll around in her bed. Maggie would sit by the slider doors and watch the rain fall. I often wondered what she was thinking; maybe wondering when the squirrels & rabbits would appear? Rainy days for Maggie meant more naps instead of running in the yard & chasing the wheelbarrow, sleeping by my chair as I typed, or snuggled on the couch as I watched an old movie.
Most rainy days are meant with disappoint from people. The rain may ruin a planned event, hinder a job from being completed, or have us feeling tired & less motivated to accomplish our daily tasks. However, the rain also makes the flowers bloom, the air cleaner and the sky blue. Our lives need rainy days just as much as sunny days.
We may never understand why God gives us rainy days and disappointments. We must remember He also provides the sunny days and beautiful memories, too.
Linda enjoys writing about her travels across America, blogging about her beloved dog Maggie who passed away to young, dabbles in landscape photography, cherishes every opportunity to walk on the beach at sunrise & sunset, and values spending time with family & friends. She enjoys a non-competitive game of golf & hopes to play at Pebble Beach someday. You can follow her blog at www.lindamassucci.wordpress.com, or her other social media sites: www.facebook.com/lmmassucci twitter handle: @LindaMassucci or at pinterest.com/lindamassucci
Linda Massucci captures the heart of family values in ‘Legacy of Grandpa’s Grapevine’. The flashbacks throughout the story will find the reader laughing and reflecting about their own family memories and adventures as a child. The bond between the main characters, Elizabeth and Grandpa Frank, will have readers wanting to be a part of their special relationship.