It started raining before the sun emerged. When the first rays hit the sky, a rainbow appeared.
Elise woke late and got up almost forcefully to begin the day. She did not have much planned, but you never know what each day may bring. You just need to be ready for it.
She sat near the window watching the rain alternate from thunderous storm to pitter-patter.
It was half an hour later that a message sounded on her phone. A pleasant alteration to an otherwise empty schedule. With a lighter mood, she got ready quickly, took her large umbrella and walked out into the ominous weather.
By the time she returned, she had a renewed perspective on life itself. The rain hadn’t stopped. But that didn’t matter.
There are some people in your life who know when to appear at the right moment, even without you asking. They are those who without trying, without even knowing at times, lift you up and fix your mood, no matter what you’ve been going through. Be it a parent, a friend, a close associate, even your boss. They are those who effortlessly challenge and prompt you to become a better person. Who show you that you should strive for excellence, to be the best you can be, to read more, to discover more of the world we live in, and most importantly to act, to stay in constant motion, to feel alive.
Those who make you see that beyond the rain there is always a rainbow signalling the arrival of the sun.