Thankful for Dancing in the Summer Rain

Liz dancing in a summer rain!
We had a small heat wave earlier this week.  Temperatures were in the 90s! It was a hot summer day, and I was being a sloth and relaxing at home. I have been doing the Oprah and Deepak Chopra Manifesting Gratitude through grace meditation exercises. I don't like to watch TV during the day and I decided it was a good time to just sit and meditate to Day 4: Grace is replying. While I was meditating listening to Chopra's soothing voice, it started to rain. My daughter Liz was home and she said come outside. I thought she saw a rainbow? So I ran outside and it was a sun shower, raining hard. She was happily dancing in the rain. I joined her. The cool rain felt exhilarating! Its been a long time since I splashed in puddles. It was a joyful moment filled with Grace! After our water ballet in the rain, we both went in the house and changed into dry clothes. I was thankful to have shared this cool moment of joy with my daughter. What's helping you stay cool this summer? I would love to hear about a pure moment of joy that you experienced. Sharing these moments of simple grace is what makes life joyful!

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  1. Love this!! I haven't danced in the rain since college :)

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  2. This is something my children would madly enjoy (I would hate) but they wouldn't care. lol
    Who knows, I may let my hair down and join them :)

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  3. It's always the small things that worth being grateful for since it makes you appreciate the big things in life. Love this!!

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  4. My youngest is now 17 months and whenever we go to the pool I make sure I get down with her, or take her to the big pool with me.

    It's such a different pool, from a 17 month olds perspective. Swimming with a joyful tôt, seeing the world from her viewpoint is both a gift of grace, and the best way to stay cool in a drought.

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  5. I am grateful for the beautiful weather we have had this summer- not to hot, too dry, or too wet!

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  6. Oh, this is a beautiful post! I get caught in the humdrum of the day-to-day too often; thanks for the reminder. Today I was holding my youngest son, and felt a wave of gratitude for him. It was really moving!

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  7. Wonderful post, dancing in the rain, nothing compared! I'm grateful for the opportunity to see my grandchild after 10 long months.

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  8. What fun! It's been ages since I've done that.

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  9. I'm thankful to have my daughter and grandson here for several months (while my son-in-law is deployed). I am having fun being an active grandparent. We are making lots of memories.

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  10. I took my kids on vacation without my husband. It was very different and fun too.

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