In southern Italy, where my father’s people live, rain translates into new growth for the crops. From the earth they get work, food, leaves for baskets, material for local produce fairs, community gatherings, religious celebrations of gratitude. All that from rain? Yes, we can look at rain as God’s gift, and a chance to wash away the old and bring on new growth, new life, new positivity.
If it is raining where you are today, think of how it might symbolize your own personal growth. What would you like to change about yourself or your life? More family time? Better eating habits? Starting to save and plan for that trip you always wanted to take? Today is your opportunity to take one step in that direction. Let today’s rain wash away the old obstacles that kept holding you back–until now. Go for it!