I associate rain with blessings. SImply, and beautifully. Allah swt sends down rain as a gift not just to earth, but as it washes over me, it really gives me peace. When it rains, I simply feel good things are about to happen… more the rain, more the blessings. Thats just something I’ve always related blessings with…rain. Its raining so hard right now, the windows are shaky, thumping and rumbling rooftop, wind, shivering cold… its exciting to feel the rain when I’m not even outside.
I open the balcony doors with excitement, stepped out with joy, and watched in awe. My love for rain can never get old. It felt so good to stand there, even though I was getting cold…it felt good to experience rain after so long. I made a quick dua, and decided to come back inside when all of a sudden lightening struck, and it was so loud i jumped, I seriously got scared…i walked back inside absolutely mesmerized. I had an epiphany.
Never forget that with good times there will be some down times. With heavy excitement, there might be some heavy burden. Me getting terrified in the middle of an exciting rain experience shows that things may not always go smoothly, but just like the length (in seconds) of lightening, scary times will go away just as fast…leaving you with happiness and perfection of rain in between. Jump at lightening if you will, shiver and wrap yourself up, watch it with amazement, hide in someone’s arms…but keep watching the rain…don’t let it get in the way of what really makes you happy.