Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Yesterday driving home from Santa Maria I saw a rainbow. It was a sunny warm day, no rain. Yet here was this rainbow, shining through a hazy cloud and following me halfway home.
I’m no scientist. I don’t understand how light and water combine to create these colors in the sky. For me it's just magic. But I do know that it made me happy the rest of the day. And I had a hard time keeping my eyes on the road.
I’ve always believed happiness is a choice. You can focus on the positive or dwell on everything that goes wrong. Some days it’s harder than others. The editor doesn’t call, the agent says no, your children are manic, the bills are mounting up.
Those are the days to look for rainbows, to find just one thing that you’re thankful for. Then find another. Because the truth is, we’re all so fortunate. We have so much that we take for granted. And the rainbows are there, unexpected, waiting to be seen. Sometimes you just have to look a little harder…