Forget the Storm, Learn to Dance in the Rain

Dance in the Rain‘Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,  it is about learning to Dance in the Rain’.   I have seen this quotation many times on facebook so what does it actually mean?  Have you ever danced in the rain?  Walked in the rain? Run in the rain?  

Most of the time when it starts to rain we run for cover, however, if we just danced, walked or run in the rain it can be the most amazing feeling.  Standing still, face upturned to feel the raindrops wash away your worries and the fresh smell of rain is invigorating.

Most people don’t enjoy the rain, we are creatures of comfort and try to escape the rain and the storm.  Life brings all of us ‘storms’ which we need to deal with.  Sometimes they take a while to overcome and we can get bogged down and caught in the storm.  This is the time we need to ‘dance in the rain’.  Life is still going on while we are facing our ‘storms’ so we need to enjoy what we can in life even while the storm rages.

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We can succumb to the storm and stop living while we try to overcome or we can try to make the best of it and make the most of the life we have.

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Have you heard the expression – ‘a storm in a teacup’?  Sometimes we turn our ‘showers’ into storms and even hurricanes!  We get so caught up that we make it larger than it should be.  What if we actually met the storm head on and danced?

Facing our challenges head on is the best way to overcome them.  Once you face your challenge the burden is removed and you feel able to conquer.  Having the attitude of ‘dancing in the rain’, washing away the problems and facing them brings freedom and empowerment.  Remember the words to the famous song ‘I’m Singing in the Rain…What a glorious feeling, I’m happy again….just singing and dancing in the rain.’

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Next time you are faced with a challenge or ‘storm’ why not start dancing.  You will feel so much better!

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#1WordChallengeThis post was part of the #1WordChallenge – this week was ‘dance’

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28 thoughts on “Forget the Storm, Learn to Dance in the Rain

  1. [email protected]

    Hi Sue – my post on dancing goes up this afternoon. Loved your take on this quote – I’m learning that life can’t possibly be sunshine all the time, but how you deal with the rain is what makes the difference. After the initial shock of “oh my goodness it’s raining” getting on with it and making the best of a not so great situation can really turn it around. ~ Leanne

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    1. sue Post author

      Yes I had a momentary inspirational moment – doesn’t happen that often! You are right about making the best of it. Life isn’t perfect we get out what we put in. Thanks for your comment and I’ll look out for your post.

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  2. Janine Huldie

    When we visited Disney last week, it rained everyday pretty much at some point as this is pretty much what happens there this time of the year. Got to admit I am the type that usually runs for cover, but last week, I didn’t actually took the time to life right in that moment and even enjoy the rain for all it was worth. I might not have danced per say, but I definitely didn’t run for cover either though by any means 😉

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    1. sue Post author

      We can’t let the rain ruin our special times can we Janine. I’m glad you had a wonderful time at Disney despite the rain and thanks for stopping by to comment.

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  3. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons

    I love that quote! One of my favorite pictures is of my two youngest daughters playing in the rain. They have umbrellas, but they are holding them to the side. Heads back, mouths open, and a look of utter joy on their faces!

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    1. sue Post author

      Oh what a lovely image that is how what I imagine when I read this quote. Your last sentence says it perfectly. Thanks for stopping by with a comment Lisa and the opportunity to link up.

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    1. sue Post author

      It is a great one Jen and there is something refreshing about standing in the rain with your face turned to the sky. Glad you enjoyed the post.

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    1. sue Post author

      Thanks Mackenzie! Standing in Summer rain reminds me of the Belinda Carlisle song from the 80s ‘Summer Rain’. My daughter was in primary school and just loved that song. 🙂

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  4. Little Treasures

    I totally agree! It’s a great attitude to have when facing a problem, it’s all too easy to get stressed and down. And actually getting out in the rain is a must in England!! I posted recently about taking my kids to the park when it rains, we love it! #mummyandus

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    1. sue Post author

      Thanks so much for your comment and I’m glad you enjoyed the post. It is hard not to give in sometimes when the going gets tough but we just need to face up to it and move on. I always think rain is so gentle in England. Have a lovely weekend.

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  5. Debbie

    I love this quote from Vivian Green too.
    It is all about how we face our challenges more than the challenges themselves.
    It is not easy, but unless we learn to appreciate the blessing of the “rain”, we will never be able to enjoy the “sunlight” completely.
    Thank you for sharing it, Sue!
    #FridayReflections

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  6. Stacey Gannett

    What a great post! There is nothing better than rain or a good storm. I often just walk in the rain, enjoying the feel of it, unless it is a cold stinging rain. I definitely agree that life is the same way. Have a great weekend!

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  7. cathy

    Keeping a positive attitude focus on living that moment, even if it is in the rain, you can turn it into a positive moment. I enjoyed your post Sue.

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    1. sue Post author

      Oh I love Thailand Janine although I’ve only been to Bangkok! It would have been quite liberating dancing in the rain especially in another country!

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  8. Ashley Tukiainen

    Great message! I completely agree. A while back I noticed that all my “drama” was because I was blowing this up to be bigger than they needed to be. What an eye opener!
    Thanks for joining us at From The Archives Friday!!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I always enjoy linking up Ashley with From the Archives Friday! We all can get caught up in the drama of life and I know I’m guilty of ‘making mountains out of mole hills’. Thanks for the comment and have a fabulous week!

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