Even in May in California – specifically today - there was a constant and overwhelming negative conversation between the rain and the windshield wipers. The quietness was only known once the conversation had ended. But how does the conversation end?
The windshield wipers’ rhythm mesmerizes and says to me, “when it rains, it pours”. The rhythm continues to chatter, "when it rains, it pours". That message is capable of drowning hope when there is fatigue and worry.
Many of us begin to believe the message of hopelessness when there is no end in sight to the rain of the physical drama of being “perfectly imperfect”.
We need to figure out a way to change the script that is rehearsed and re-rehearsed over and over. We need to figure out how to not just change it, but to believe it! Use your resources to support you - to convey that message of hope to you. Use your team to speak the rhythm of hope. Listen to your hip healers, your friends and family and, even strangers, in this crazy, connected world that begins with “www”.
Tell yourself that the alternate reality really is that, above those rain clouds, there is a sun that is bright and capable of warmth. At night, above those rain clouds, there is a beautiful moon that can illuminate a path towards hope.
So the conversation ends, when you say, “I will change the script in my head.”
In Kacey Musgrave’s song, Rainbow, she says,
“When it rain it pours but you didn't even notice It ain't rainin' anymore, it's hard to breathe when all we know is The struggle of staying above, the rising water line
Well the sky is finally open, the rain and wind stopped blowin' But you're stuck out in the same old storm again You hold tight to your umbrella, darlin' I'm just tryin' to tell ya That there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head”
Go find your rainbow. Seek the colors of positivity and hope. Cast away the grayness of those rain clouds. Change the message in your head to one of hopefulness and strength.