It is the Rain That Grows Flowers, Not Thunder

I often tell people it’s the small things that bring me the most joy because it’s absolutely true. Every once and a while I come across a little piece of joy when I find a quote that captures something I fundamentally believe but have never been able to put into words. Recently I ran across a Rumi quote that not only provided me with joy, but has also occupied mind ever since.


What’s interesting about this quote is that while I agree with it, I also have a strong desire to overthink it.

1. Raise Your Words. Your word choice and timing are incredibly important. Don’t oversaturate a conversation with too many words.
2. Rain. The beautiful thing about rain is that it comes in a variety of ways. One cloud can produce different types of rain depending on  the environment. Furthermore, different seeds need different amounts of water to thrive. Remember growth and opportunity thrive more when things are equitable,not just equal.
3. Thunder. Don’t count thunder out. Sometimes a little thunder is needed to shake things up and bring light when things aren’t quite clear.

Remember that sometimes circumstances need rain to develop and while that rain may initially create mud, the end result, if nurtured correctly, can be a beautiful flower for the world to see.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Nanette Houston says:

    Very true and relevant.


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