Silver Lining

I think clouds are beautiful... and for most of the year, we really don't get to enjoy them.  During the summer months, the heat burns them away... and in the midst of winter, the low fog keeps our view blocked.  Today was a beautiful day to see the clouds...

When they come in this form... white, puffy and distant, they don't seem so threatening.  But they do signal change... and most of us don't like change.  The thing with clouds... both the ones in the sky and the ones that drift into our lives as perceived "bad news" is that they are unavoidable.  There isn't a single thing I can do about them.  All I can do is watch them come... and if they are bringing rain, hope that they pass quickly.  I know they will pass, but enduring the storm can be difficult.  It's hard to focus on the good that the cloud (and change) brings.  Sometimes is all we can do to endure... but endure we must.  This too shall pass... and every cloud has a silver lining.  It's our job to find it.