There Must Be a Rainbow

On Tuesday afternoon I stopped at the library and it started to rain a bit right then. As I was leaving, I was behind a young mom and her daughter, who was maybe 7 or 8.  As they reached the end of the covered portico, the mom said “It’s sprinkling a little.  There must be a rainbow somewhere.”

Most people would say “run quick to the car” or “let’s get home before it really starts”, perfectly acceptable. But I was struck by this mother’s wonderful way of looking at life.  It there is rain, there must be a rainbow.

What adage would you like to live by?

77 thoughts on “There Must Be a Rainbow”

  1. “If there is horseshit, there must be a pony.”

    Actually, I’m kind of drawn to “Let’s get home before it really starts!” Apply your own metaphorical interpretations to that.

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  2. back in 1972 johnny carson introduced wayne dyer who had written pulling your own strings which johnny enjoyed. i bought the book and i believe it is in the dedication page he quotes the declaration of independence
    “all history hath shown mankind will suffer evils while evils are sufferable rather than to right himself buy abolishing the means to which he has become accustomed”

    maybe it’s because it’s such a mouthful that i remember to slow down each time i recall it. but it’s always true that i need to get me some more of that

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    1. wayne also reported in the intro that his teacher had been heard talking to someone calling wayne a scurvy elephant… when his mother asked the teacher if this was true the teacher figured out he must have overheard a discussion where he was labeled a disturbing element
      here’s to all the scurvy elephants out there

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    1. I am trying to envision totango:

      Is it food? Is it a weird sexual practice? Is it the name of a tomato? After all there is a Mortgage Lifter tomato growing in my garden. Maybe it is a new financial service like thrive to.

      Got it—a medication name.

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        1. Got a mortgage lifter myself.

          The story I heard is the guy who developed it used sales of the plants to pay off the mortgage. I’ll be happy if the actual tomatoes save on my grocery spending. They are setting in, so I live in hope.

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        2. I didn’t actually even think of the economic implications behind the Mortgage Lifter. I just figured it was going to be a big big tomato.

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  3. Rise and Shine Baboons—well there is one right there.

    My favorite that I live by is a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

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    1. **BSP warning***

      Forgot to mention I’ll be at the Hopkins Raspberry Festival’s Marketplace Craft Fair tomorrow between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm if you’d like to meet me and buy a book or two. My booth will be on the south side of Main Street between 6th and 7th Aves. Forecast is for scattered showers, but at least temps will be only in the 70s. And I’ll I have zip-lock bags to protect your new purchase. 🙂

      Chris

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  4. My kids are tired of me saying ‘Where’s the challenge in that?’.

    My wife gets tired of me saying “It will be fine”.
    Sometimes though, you gotta quite worrying about everything and just let it happen. It’s a trick though knowing which thing to quit worrying about!

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  5. adages to live by are really a great thing
    a truth to hang your hat on
    life boiled down into a memorable ring
    they pop like truth and point to goals
    directing me to paths
    i know i can do if i try
    even if they don’t always rhyme

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      adages are a really great thing
      a truth to hang your hat on
      life boiled down to a memorable ring
      from truths that have been sat on

      they pop like truth and point to goals
      directing me down paths
      i know i can do if i try
      even if they don’t always rhyme

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  6. It’s going to be another hot one today, so I will be doing archaeology in the basement again, which is grinding this one into me:

    Don’t put it down, put it away.

    sigh

    Also, we too are people who look for rainbows in sunny sprinkles, and sun dogs in sunny bitter cold. Keeps one going.

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    1. it’s been 100+ in my trip to colorado and the mazda van we brought for space has no air. takes me back to hoppy days in the vw van where 95 degrees and 60 mile an hour winds were part of the deal in july and august

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      1. My aunt saw in the hometown paper that 90 years ago, my great-grandmother and her parents made the 800+ mile trip from here to Saskatchewan to visit family. I suspect their trip might have been much like that, only slower.

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        1. a little. we drive with the windows down when im driving and not so much when debbies driving but even with the 98 degree blowing in at 70 mph its a bit warm. i am realy doing my albert einstein immatation when we get gas
          today it 81 and it feels like a day at the beach

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  7. When I used to work as a social worker/case manager for a county I had a saying posted in front of my phone:

    JUST BECAUSE THERE IS A CRISIS IN YOUR LIFE, IT DOES NOT MEAN THERE IS A CRISIS IN MINE.

    I learned to never, never, ever take messages or answer the phone at 3pm on a Friday afternoon. Sure enough someone had run out of food, diapers, money, sanity, or patience and it just occurred to the person at 3pm on Friday that they had to somehow get through the weekend.

    Problem-solving starts on Monday.

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      1. I really enjoyed it, partially because I was familiar with hotel and some of the other locales in the story, but it’s also an interesting story.

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  8. Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.
    – Katherine Mansfield

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