I love thinking about rainbows. They are a beautiful sight to see. The beauty in them is not necessarily the color but the fact that the beautiful colors come just after the clouds and the dark sky part and the sun begins to shine again. When you really think about your life and your daily agenda…clouds pop up minute by minute. The clouds can often last for hours, days and years and for some it seems like a lifetime.
I love observing people. The best part of being a doctor is being able to talk and share in the lives of others. The one thing that always stands out are the people that can find the RAINBOW IN THE CLOUD so quickly…and then the one’s that never seem to know the rainbow exist.
I love resilient people. The people that you feel their ENERGY as soon as you are around them. Those are the RAINBOW CHASERS…they find the sunshine and the color almost instantaneously. I don’t think we are born rainbow chasers, I think we train to be one of them. I think you can also be a Debbie or Dave Downer…you know what…you train for that too. My ENERGY just got sucked out just thinking about Mr. and Ms. Downer.
My head isn’t always in the clouds. I take great pride in training myself to find the RAINBOW. The real way to find it is through gratitude. They say with age comes wisdom but I really think it should be with age comes gratitude.
Being grateful for all things comes from your ability to notice, notice the good things and do the little things. I think if we do the little things it allows those around us or those we cross paths with to be grateful and in turn have positive energy surround them.
Let’s talk about doing the little things. The majority of us go to grocery or supermarket regularly and often the cashier is either a high school student working while their friends hang out and do the things teenagers want to be doing. Hence, maybe working at 16 (while good for them) it isn’t exactly where they want to be at that time. The other cashier sometimes is the senior citizen who is tired but for either reason of choice or reason of necessity is working and they are 70 years old (golden years).
I made a small choice late last year to return my grocery buggy not just to the buggy corral but to the inside of the store. Why? Because I think if we do simple acts of kindness and be responsible for ourselves maybe just maybe someone will see it and smile and be grateful…and that will create a little rainbow in their cloudy day. Does it go unnoticed? I am assuming that little to no one notices but I certainly feel a sense of pride in doing a little something to help someone out.
Creating energy around you and in you allows others to know there is positivity and kindness around them. That action can have a rippling effect throughout your life.
We each have an image or blueprint in our mind of how life is supposed to be and often the image isn’t exactly how it turns out to be. We start to find fault and blame others when things are not exactly how we imagined they would be. The first step in finding the rainbow in the cloud has to be finding appreciation and gratitude in the simple things. Do simple things and do them for other people.
Here are just a few simple things to do and simple things to appreciate:
- Open doors for people and be thankful when someone opens one for you.
- Smile at someone and be thankful when someone smiles at you.
- Remind people about nature. Appreciate nature.
- Encourage someone and be thankful when you have someone that encourages you.
I am a firm believer that we can spend our days living positively and happily when we are a RAINBOW in someone’s cloud. Here is to you living your Life on Full.