When it pours, it’s rain!

when it pours, it's rain, 12″x9″, pastel pencil on Canson 140-lb cold press watercolor pad

when it pours, it's rain, 12″x9″, pastel pencil on Canson 140-lb cold press watercolor pad

Life is funny in that it’s never really life– or alive– if there’s no tear behind every joy, rebirth after death, or strength after a fall. It’s like being taught a difficult lesson– mind-numbing but ultimately fulfilling. When life strikes you with its hardest blows, take as much as you can– knowing that when you survive these, you won’t fall for them anymore the next time they come around. Indeed, when it rains, it pours! Oh yes, life is a cycle of challenges! A cycle that is bound to repeat itself as long as you’re alive. Whether you experience the downs or the ups yourself, or see them in others, you’ll have to deal with them one way or the other. If you learn from your mistakes, you become wiser than ever! The cliche though is, if life teaches you a lesson by humbling you, then you just have to accept it at face value! Start slaying pride with humility– be humble, learn your lesson and, most importantly, be grateful to the Lord! Because the next time it pours, it’s no longer to teach you a lesson, but to remind you it’s just rain. And you forgot to bring your umbrella (ella ella, eh eh eh…)!

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6 Responses

  1. Nice words. I remember I kept thinking not to be afraid of the rain but just to have a stronger umbrella. =)

  2. More than anything else..your reflection gives spiritual strength to people who always experience turmoil…thank you for extending your genuine thoughts from the heart…guess this blog …more than being a site where ideas and images go head in hand ..really radiates the “pure heart of the artist.”

  3. Hi, wits! Welcome back from your RP vacation!
    Yes, faith shelters us from all kinds of “storms”! Rain or shine, we trust in the Lord! Definitely, a “stronger umbrella” helps. Dahil sabi nga ni Kim Atienza, “ang buhay ay weather-weather lang.”
    Thanks a lot, wits, for visiting my blog!

  4. Hi, 5378! I am grateful to be able to learn from my own personal mistakes as well as from other people’s experiences. It’s a blessing to mend yourself from a fall. And I absolutely could not have done it without the Lord’s help through my family and friends. The Lord is always there for us in our most trying times!
    Thank you so much, 5378, for the very kind words and for visiting my blog!

  5. Tinamaan naman ako sa post na to {oops okay lang magtagalog diba? baka dumugo ilong ko eh}, ganda ng message, antagal ko ding nai-shout out ang “when it rains it pours” na yan…malapit na ko maiyak tapos biglang tawa sa dulo..ella ella eh eh lolz.

    It’s an honor po na mapabilang sa bigating blogroll mo. Naks! Jessica Safra and Gerry Alanguilan to name a few whew!!

    Lam mo ba mapababae o mapalalake weakness ko ang mga artists esp. sa visual arts..pangarap ko kasi yan nung bata pa ko..kaso walang talent eh. This must be destiny..wahaha..jowk lang pare.

    Ganda ng mga gawa mo! Aylabit!

  6. Hi, Heleyna! Salamat sa pagbisita mo sa blog ko!
    Oo naman, okey ang Tagalog rito. Gusto ko lang maging universal, language-wise, itong blog ko kaya nag-e-English ako. Matagal na rin akong nagpupunas ng ilong ko gawa ng pagdugo nito pag nag-e-English ako rito sa blog ko. Ayoko na kasing i-translate pa sa English yung isusulat kong Tagalog para maintindihan ng iba; magaling naman ang Pinoy sa English kayo okey lang.
    Thank you for the kind words, Heleyna!
    Take care!

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