Yesterday morning was rainy, and by the time it cleared in the afternoon, the river was very muddy. My husband and I had to wash our boat thoroughly after we went rowing. We had more rain overnight, followed by a damp and cloudy morning. I put an animated image on my art display today that shows rain falling in puddles in a muddy country lane. It’s clearing now, though, and the real-life puddles are drying up.

I would say there’s a simple but useful lesson in there: No matter how rainy, muddy, and messy everything looks at a particular time, it’s probably not going to last very long.

Word-art that says "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." -Eleanor Roosevelt

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  1. Nothing last for ever 🙂

  2. ‘A bit o’ muck never hurt anyone’, as my grandad used to say 🙂 Great post, and thanks for visiting – I left a reply xx

  3. That is a great and simple lesson, Meg. I hope I will remember it.

  4. There is always an end to the storm!
    There is comfort in this simple truth in your post! Thank you for sharing with Nurturing Thursday!

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