23rd of March 2018
It has been raining a lot here in Penela this month. We are tired of the rain but March is sometimes like this.
Yesterday there was sunshine. I went to Condeixa and it felt good to hug an old lady who I have seen there for many years. We had a small conversation and asked about how life is these days. We also talked about how wonderful the sun shone and how happy it made us.
Before I came to Condeixa yesterday I decided where to park my car. I also decided that the person I was having a meeting with would be available. He was.
How is this possible?
Is it a coincident?
No it is not. This is the power of the mind. Works every time for me.
After the meeting I went to see more friends in the village, friends that I like and try to nourish our friendship. When it rains some stores suffer. The people don´t go out, they don´t want to go shopping in heavy rain. This month has been difficult for my friends. The business slow. But, there is hope. There is always hope. Soon we will have April and the sun will be shining.
The tears of rain will stop.
The tears of rain clean everything, they nourish the grass, the soil, the earth and they clean the air we breath in. Those are the tears of heaven.
The tears shed, by the humans, are also cleansing. We are sad, full of sorrow and grief. We cry. It is good, it makes our hearts lighter and the situation bearable. We suffer but not as much.
We cry when we are happy, we cry at a wedding because we are happy for the couple. The moment is beautiful and it touches our hears.
We cry if we are men and we cry if we are women. We cry if we are young and we cry if we are old. Every generation cries once in a while.
Crying is normal for everybody, men and women.
Crying is a sign of strength, it is not a sign of weakness.
Those who allow themselves to show their feelings are the lucky ones. They are the survivors. Happiness, joy, sorrow, sadness, are all part of the beautiful rainbow that shines when the heavens cry. They are also the beauty of being alive. Don´t feel ashamed if you cry. It shows that you are alive and you have feelings you are proud of.