close up of green leaves with rain drops on them

After The Rain

Nature isn’t passive, it’s neither rushed nor aimless. It has vibrancy, resiliency and purpose. It is home to many who rely on its seasons and cycles. It is home to us, and it has so much to share if we just stop and take the time to understand what it can teach us.

Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called After The Rain reads: “Watch how nature flourishes and grows after the rain -- you can too.”

Times can be tough and feel like a storm or that the rain will never end. But when it does — and it will — there is opportunity to flourish and grow, sometimes exactly as before, restored and refreshed or sometimes in a new, bountiful way that’s unexpectedly revealed. Nature is strong, and so are you.

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32 thoughts on “After The Rain”

  1. I always loved the feeling of stepping outside after it rained. Not only it’s beautiful but looking at a closer like you said: after the storm and rain, there’s opportunities to flourish and grow.

    This is beautiful👏🏾👏🏾 xx


  2. Learning to embrace the storms in life changes or perspective to many things teaching us patience, acceptance of what we cannot change and it helps us grow in many ways. Like you said, it helps us flourish.


  3. Beautiful words, truly. I think the storm/winter is the right moment to let your roots strengthen and flourish when the time comes. A great metaphore of our current situation. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


  4. Nature really is a source of inspiration and metaphors, isn’t it? Such a wonderful thing to extract meaning from and to help us focus and see the silver lining!


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