Random thoughts on a rainy, overwhelming Saturday morning:
Did you know that a rainbow is actually a circle?
I read that this week and it gave me hope.
When you look into the sky and see that amazing meteorological phenomenon created by tiny water droplets dispersed in just the right way so that light shines through in brilliant colors like violet and red and yellow and orange…
…it’s actually a miracle.
A miracle that never ends. A hope. A promise. A brilliant display of life and joy and celebration after a storm. Yes. A storm. An overwhelming, overpowering storm with thunder and lightning and storm clouds that roll in as the skies darken and force you to run for cover because the day is so dark and full of despair. At that moment it seems like everything is pouring down all around you and your soul shivers from the magnitude of it all. You watch the rain pelting down and wonder if it will ever stop.
The storm ends. The rain slows. The lightening goes away. The thunder disappears and the sun comes out and shines so brightly through the raindrops that a masterpiece is created.
Truth? In the middle of these dark times, THERE IS HOPE. There are people stepping up in ways they have never stepped up before. There are neighbors taking care of neighbors. There are mask-sewers and food pantry fillers and teachers who create parades for their students and free-meal deliverers and people who are giving all they have to make someone’s day a little brighter. All around us there are incredible, amazing, awe-inspiring stories of individuals putting others before themselves.
And one day? The storm will pass.
And the rainbow will come out.
Not an ordinary rainbow. A brilliant, full-circle rainbow that will shine even brighter because the storm was so fierce.
And so on the darkest of days when I want to crawl up into a ball and hide?
I’m focusing on that rainbow to see me through.
I love you, friend.
Together we CAN.
Together we WILL.
And now? Let’s distract ourselves with a few ideas and inspiration.
I’ve been searching for something to decorate my table for spring and I think I found it.
I love this arrangement—except I’m going to use white pots with saucers underneath.
You can learn how to paint these lilacs with watercolor.
Or you can download it as a free printable.
If you are looking for a project?
This is the post for you.
Can you tell the difference between real and faux flowers?
I thought I could.
See if you can here.
And in random news this week:
This guide to baking substitutions
These simple tips
10 ways to style a coffee table
This chocolate cake
5 questions to ask yourself when picking tile
These spring desserts
I think I’m joining this book club
Love navy and white
This adorable cottage
And in case you needed a rainbow picture for today…
…here are some amazing rainbows in the darkness.
And one more for the road.
If you want to create art today all you’ll need is an old book.
See the DIY here.