Saturday, April 14, 2012

Day 311 ~ "M" is for Message

"M" is for Message.   I have a message for you.  

No... my message is not an email, text or a tweet... and it's definitely not an error message either.  (geez, what is this world coming to?)  

I bet you thought I forgot about April's Message.  With my current challenge - Blogging from A to Z... I was thrown off on the first of April.  I had just found out literally days before about this challenge, and that it was starting, and I was so excited to get on the alphabet train...  wink, wink...

I think ... I think it was around the fifth of April (I was on the letter "E"), when I realized that I didn't do April's Message.  Before all hell broke loose I came up with a save.  wink, wink  

So now I am giving you a Message for April.

By the way... April already?  Really?  and we're half way through the month at that!

So... let's do a recap here...
January's message...This above all:  to thine ownself be true.
February's message... Keep  your eye on the goal, and don't let anything distract you.
March 2012's message... Anyone Who Says She Doesn't Need a Girlfriend Just Hasn't Found a Good One Yet..
Now for this month's message...
April 2012's message:
~ If you want rainbows, you gotta have rain.
In a perfect world, everything would always go right.  There would be no disappointment or trials, and life would be filled with only sweet, warm, and fuzzy feelings.
But how would we know if things were good if we had no comparison?  Would we recognize the blessings in our lives without having the opposite to compare them to?  Without the darkness, would we appreciate the light?
Seems to me if we want rainbows, we gotta have rain.  The trick is to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and go out and look for puddles to play in; recognize the tempest for what it is and train ourselves to look for the good in every situation.  By overcoming our adversity, we find the joy in everything.  So go on, go play in the rain!  
~  Suzy Toronto 
Suzy Toronto ©

Need I say more?  I think that Suzy pretty much said it all.  

and...Let me tell you... I have seen the dark side!  Forget Darth!  This is my line [now]!

Blogging A to Z Challenge April 2012... What will "N" have for us on Monday?

Blessings to all!!

54 days to go...  (This is starting to become bitter-sweet)

... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

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Jen said...

What a lovely post. Thank you for sharing your Message :) Rainbows are lovely and the stars at night are beautiful, we just need to remember the good as we travel through the bad. Thank you for visiting my blog so that I could meet you. I am so glad.


icedgurl said...

trekking your blog!!! thanks for sharing! got some messages here.. a lot of messages from my inbox! hehe


Anne @ Green Eggs and Moms said...

Another lovely message Carla :) Thanks for the reminder and inspiration!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You have to take the good with the bad!