For as long as I can remember, my aunt had stained glass hanging in her window. She had pieces from all over the world, each one hand crafted by a stained glass artist.
She had small ones and larger ones, all created by various artists. They were beautiful to look at and when the sun hit them there brillance shone through.
Her Motivational Piece
She loved them all, but there was one piece that hung in her kitchen window
and she often referred to it as her "motivational stained glass".
She told me that she hung this particular piece in her kitchen window
where she would see it every day.
The stained glass piece, which she was referring to, was a rainbow.
And on the rainbow someone had written the saying:
"Remember, to make rainbows you need sun and rain."
The motivational stained glass piece was one of the smaller pieces
of her wonderful collection, and was not certainly not the most beautiful piece
. I asked her why she kept it there. She said it gave her motivation
on days when
It reminded her that we need to have some bad times to appreciate
the good times. And, on the days when life was good, it always reminded
her that life doesn't get any better than this.
She said that in life we sometimes need small reminders to stay
focused on the more important things in life.
And, this piece of stain glass
was her reminder that even when things were difficult the rainbow
was there and would come out to shine.
Remember Her Words
I was at our local farmers market and found a stained glass rainbow similar
to the one my aunt had hanging in her window. The one I bought did
not have the saying on it, but every time I look at it I can remember
my aunts words and the saying. . .
"To make rainbows you need sun and rain".
A Poem To Remind Us
in this motivational poem
below is so very true.
If we look for the good
in everything life is easier. In the worst of situations
it is sometimes very hard to find any good, but if you search for it you
will find it. Each time you do this, you will find your attitude changes
from one of upset to one of blessings.