Several months ago my kids and I were at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, as the lotuses had just started their peak bloom, and I love to see the lotuses in peak bloom. If you haven’t ever been there end of June, beginning of July, I’d highly recommend it. It’s a lovely little amble through various pools filled with lilies and lotus, butterflies fluttering about, and you’ll inevitably see a frog or a toad There’s also an adorable boardwalk through the wetlands.
It was a Friday afternoon, and a storm was brewing...a big one.
We walked through the winding paths and enjoyed the beautiful flowers, some butterflies drunkenly fluttering around, and one massive frog. As we walked, we started to hear the thunder rolling on a not so irregular basis. We checked in with each other and decided to keep enjoying our walk despite the threat of the storm.
We had just started down the boardwalk when the storm hit...and it was MASSIVE. Thunder, lightning, and wind everywhere, we were soaked through in seconds.
It was so much fun.
Eventually we decided it was probably time to head back to our car, but not before playing in the rain, enjoying ourselves, and just having a great time.
Sometimes there’s no joy, there’s no playing in the rain during the storms in our lives. Sometimes we have no choice but to seek shelter and huddle, to protect ourselves, to wrap our arms around our hearts the best we can. But there are times in life when the storm hits, and even in the storm we can still find that joy, that play, that laughter.
I hope, my friends, when the storms hit...and they will...that you will be able to find a little joy and laughter in the midst of them.
Have a wonderful week my friends.