Rainy days. Love ’em, or not so much, perhaps? Please take a moment to tell us how you feel about rainy days!
Here, my story friend Little Red Bear and I always try to look for the good to be found in any situation, rainy days included. Excluding torrential downpours and hurricanes, of course, of which I have seen my share over the years. Just talking about your run-of-the-mill, overcast, grey skies rainy days today.
For me, everything just seems to go at a more relaxed pace when the clouds darken and heaven’s sprinkler is turned on for a gentle and refreshing rain. The pit-pat-pit on the windowsill. A cup of hot tea and a good book. Conversations with friends and family. On a particularly good day, maybe even a batch of cookies or brownies in the oven. I can smell the chocolate chips now!
A rainy day inspired this fun little piece whilst reading about Harry Potter and his friends . . . .
“The Muggle in a Puddle”
Walking home I encountered a Muggle.
The wee Muggle seemed stuck in a Puddle.
Working quickly I soon had him outed.
Then running on he turned back and shouted-
“Thanks, mate, for the break but I am rather late.
So sorry for the bother and trouble!”
“No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.”
This wonderful quote has been variously attributed to Abraham Lincoln, James Dobson, Danny Thomas, and others. My feeling is that if any of them did not actually say it, each certainly could and should have.
Such a lovely sentiment and meaning, applying not only to children but also the spirit of bending over and lending a helping hand to anyone struggling or in need. Stuck in one of life’s puddles, perhaps.
And isn’t that what we are all truly here for, to help our fellow man and beings?
Thank you always for visiting and for spending your time with us here. What can you do today to help ease another’s burden? — Jim (and Red!) 🤠 🐻
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“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes
“The only thing I shall want for a rainy day will be my umbrella.” – Agatha Christie
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“A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.” – Rachel Carson
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