Tuesday, January 13, 2009

LIFE: Splashing Required

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.



  1. Cheryl,

    How did you know I needed this picture and sentiment today?!? For so many reasons that I won't go into...

    Instead, I'll tell you this story. I used to walk with a good friend every Saturday and Sunday morning. It was time we set aside for each other, without taking away from other obligations. She is someone who lives life to the fullest. One morning, at the furthest point from either of our houses, it began to sprinkle...then to rain. With my usual caution and timidity, I continued to walk around puddles in the road, so my tennies wouldn't get wetter. Two blocks from my house there was a HUGE puddle. My friend walked over to it and jumped squarely into the deepest part, soaking both of us even more. I laughed so hard, I cried.

    THIS is the way to live! Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Oh, I LOVE your story! Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to a weekend with girlfriends at my chapter retreat - planning to leave the house and check into the hotel as early as they'll let me Friday.

    My critique pal Rebecca Ryan told me this morning that my story needed authentic characters to work and that I'd pulled it off - she said she loved that I take risks.

    Now I don't think of myself as a risk taker, so she made my day.

    We don't have rain here in Nebraska, we have snow -- I'm not going to go out and dance in it, however. LOL