Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 84


“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Anon

Have you ever done that?

Realised that a situation is not good, and you have sat back patiently, or impatiently, waiting for whatever is happening to finish, before getting on with whatever you needed to do?

Sometimes, it is a good idea, but a lot of the time, it becomes a good excuse, a delay tactic, which ultimately means you may miss some amazing opportunities as you sit back, waiting.

If I may, I will tell you a little story…

Many moons ago, around 13-14 years ago, Hubby Dearest and I were at that stage in our marriage where we were discussing starting a family.

Of course we both wanted children, but it was never the right time. My job, his job, money, space… excuses were easy to find.

But in the end, an episode of Friends made us realise we had to get on this horse and ride it, for however long the journey, as there was never going to be a ‘right time’. WE had to make that time right.  Monica and Chandler were having the same discussions as us regarding starting a family, and Chandler was hesitant because nothing was how he imagined it would be when he decided to become a dad.  But something, I can’t remember what, made him realise he had to take the bull by the horns, as it were, and start the process, no matter how unprepared he was.

I made Hubby Dearest watch this episode, after watching it myself, and it struck a chord with him too.

And it’s a good thing too.  If we hadn’t started trying then, goodness knows how long before we would have found out all my problems. It could have been too late, We may not have been able to be parents to the two nutcases we are now proud to call our kids!

It wasn’t an easy dance through that storm you know. Maybe it would have been easier to just sit it out… but then we would have been sat here, regretting not trying, and possibly still childless…

We did dance. 

We let that storm wash right over us, and we picked the right steps to waltz through a tough rhythm of rain beating down on us. It was hard, but we did it, and boy are we glad we did!

The saying ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’ is a shorter version of the above quote. Each storm we weather, makes us stronger, and able to cope with the next…

So, when things are beating you down, when you think things are just too tough, try.

Seriously, try and face it, work it to your advantage. Most situations can be turned around, if you have the courage to face them.

And on that note, I wish you a very positive, happy Sunday Peeps!

48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. vinnieh
    Oct 02, 2016 @ 12:32:06

    This was a very encouraging post.

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Southern by Design
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 15:47:44

    Wow! Beautifully shared. It is so important to keep going, what encouragement!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Eugenia
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 13:55:56

    Enlightening post.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Cattie's World
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 11:37:06

    When it Rains, Learn to Dance in the Rain and enjoy every moment of your Life.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Kunal Rane
    Sep 27, 2016 @ 18:21:53

    Thank you so much for this piece of advice Ritu, I really needed something positive right now, this did it 😊

    Liked by 1 person


  6. sharmishtha basu
    Sep 27, 2016 @ 08:11:13

    wise mindset Ritu. true words.



  7. Graeme Cumming
    Sep 26, 2016 @ 14:23:33

    Great story, Ritu. Always like to see one with a moral to it

    Liked by 2 people


  8. voulaah
    Sep 26, 2016 @ 10:12:20

    have a very nice week Ritu

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Anna
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 19:27:33

    Good thinking! I think you are right. I’ve learned that too, not to wait out the storm.

    Liked by 2 people


  10. syl65
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 17:31:20

    There’s a time for patience and a time for action! Thank you for sharing and some good Sunday wisdom Sister!!!

    Liked by 3 people


  11. Be your own Charm
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 16:42:52

    Really motivating…

    Liked by 3 people


  12. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 12:49:13

    Thanks for the positive message, Ritu. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people


  13. anisioluiz2008
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 12:17:02

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

    Liked by 3 people


  14. sparklingpoems
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 11:50:56

    If you are in the rain enjoy the rain ,
    If you are caught enjoy the storm enjoy the storm..
    Because you live once..
    Nice article by you…

    Liked by 3 people


  15. Erika Kind
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 11:46:23

    When you know what you are doing it for you will always find a way to motivate or encourage you. The more important something is the more we will hang in no matter how tough or “impossible” the current situation may look like. It is about what we see behind what we must never lose out of sight. Your story is a great example, sis!

    Liked by 3 people


  16. stevetanham
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 11:14:12

    Lovely retelling of a sensitive moment. You have a great relationship!

    Liked by 3 people


  17. Tony Burgess
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 10:42:31

    Sometimes yout have to keep on going to get the rewards on the other side.

    Liked by 4 people


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