Can You Sing and Dance in the Rain?

It’s easy to dance and sing when the world is right for you and all goes your way.

But what happens when the skies turn grey without warning? What do you do when life becomes weary? Streets are muddy? Each step is an effort?

That’s a different story, isn’t it?

Smiling, singing and dancing are tough when life isn’t going well. Tears may come daily.

Gene Kelly is a long-ago movie danced and sang in the rain, but he was happy and in love.

Gene Kelly in the rain 

I’ve heard from friends today. One just found she has breast cancer. Another discovered heart blockage. One told me her hubby had passed away. Three are dealing with chemo. Our daughter with dementia is hallucinating and sobs more now than ever. She has enough brain sense left to know it’s getting worse for her.  She said, “I want to die.”

And the list goes on.

These folks are in the rain. Some are singing and dancing, but others are crying. What makes the difference? Probably a day in our life and an attitude. A positive outlook comes and goes.  It’s difficult to be upbeat during dark circumstances.  That’s okay.  We’re all like that. One day we’re up and the next, we’re down.

God understands. Trust Him and ask Him for a moment-by-moment change in thoughts, hopes, and body.

A popular quote says, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s learning to dance and sing in the rain.”

Linda Randal sings about the dark valley.

Linda Randle

Another quote I’m fond of says, Don’t worry about tomorrow. God is already there.”

God loves you.

Believe it.

Faith and Humor