Saturday, June 25, 2011

Spending a Moment with a Rainbow

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It was one of those days...rainy, gloomy and then, "Hey, the sun is coming out. Looks like it's going to be a nice afternoon." Ten minutes's raining again. All day it was rain and sun. I took that opportunity to run outside to try and catch glimpse of a rainbow. All afternoon I had hoped to see one but though the conditions seemed right, it never appeared.

When we went out to grab a bite to eat and stop at a store, I took my camera with me. When we were about to leave the store it was raining so hard, that we waited with a couple of other people in the foyer for the rain to let up. Finally we ran to our car and as we pulled up to exit the parking lot, there it was! A rainbow. So, I did get a picture of one, though kind of faded.

On the way home we saw it at a different angle. This was quite unique to us in that it didn't end in the sky. It came down in front of the trees. I said, "George, we could find the pot of gold at the end of that one!" However, the rainbow faded fast before our eyes. We did see another one on the way home. None were brilliant enough to capture on camera, but we did appreciate seeing them for the brief time they blessed our presence.

Here comes the moral. Aren't we all like rainbows? Every one is slightly different. Some are more brilliant and brighter than others. Some it's hard to see the pretty colors, but if you look hard, it's there. All fade away too quickly. So, enjoy the uniqueness of each individual when you can. Relationships are more precious than that pot of gold. Time spent with people is what enriches our lives, not money. Isn't that what life is really all about?

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