Saturday, 5 February 2011

Those Grey Kind of Days

It's been raining for a couple of days straight. Okay so maybe that's not that unusual for this part of the world, at this time of year (or any other time!).  At least the gales seem to have stopped. The wind has been howling down the chimney and rattling the whole house for the past 48 hours or so. Now it's just that grey kind of day - grey, dull skies, rain splashing everywhere at a seemingly constant rate.  Sounds depressing right?

Sometimes getting through rough patches in our healing is a bit like riding out a storm.  The wind might howl and rattle you inside and out for a while.  Then the rain starts to fall and splish sploshes on everything.  But after a while, the sun comes out and everything starts to feel warm and bright.  One thing I've noticed  is that even in the midst of the howling wind and the relentless rain, we can find comfort.  It's on the grey kind of days that it feels nice to snuggle up in something warm, with a hot drink and comfort food... just letting the rain fall and appreciating it.  After all, if it didn't rain we'd be in a rather dire position!  We need those grey days just as much as the sunny days. Both serve an important purpose and sometimes taking a step back and realising that can be quite enlightening!


  1. this is so positive...says alot about you.☺

  2. Thanks Sarah! :) I think on my healing journey one of the most important things I've learned is that we need balance. Sometimes it's so easy to get bogged down and overwhelmed by the pain and grief and all the rest that comes with dealing with child abuse... but I've found that it's so important to try to see the positives even in the midst of those hardest times. It's hard to do that sometimes but if you don't it's so easy to find yourself stuck in the pits of despair and it's difficult to get out! :)


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