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 too and has so much to share if we just stop and take the time to understand what it can teach us.

Times can be tough. Every so often, it can feel like a rumbling storm with rains that never end. But when the storm clears — and it will — there is an opportunity to flourish and grow. There’s a chance to become refreshed and restored in an unfamiliar yet bountiful way. Nature is strong — and so are you.

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

There is no shame in sitting amongst the hurt and heartbreak we experience; we’re allowed to feel what we do, just don’t let it become a place you remain in for too long. Hard times will come and go, each moment can represent a chance at a fresh start. Hold on.

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34 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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