The Rainy Day

This is a selection from a  poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

For me this poem is all about growing older, getting through the dark days, knowing sunny days are coming and to accept that our life is not perfect.  Being ‘blue’ is ok if you give it a time frame to experience it, then move on.

Overcoming depression

Overcoming depression

 
My life is cold and dark and dreary
It rains and the wind is never weary
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering past
And youth’s fond hopes fall thick in the blast
And my life is dark and dreary

Be still, sad heart and cease repining
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining
Thy fate is the common fate of all
Into each life some rain must fall
Some days must be dark and dreary
 

Do you feel like this sometimes?  I know I do but the difference between being blue and depressed is that the feeling passes and I find something to give me hope or to smile about.  It important to know the difference in the two and get help if you are depressed.  There is ‘help at the end of the tunnel’ we just have to see that things change in life and so can we.

When I feel blue I reach out to those who love me unconditionally, my grandchildren and my pets.  They just ‘love you’  for being YOU.

I reach out now to all of my readers who are reading this post and relate and give you a virtual hug.  I know its not a real one but its the best I can do right now to tell you that someone cares.  You are not alone and there are many of us who suffer anxiety and feeling the blues.  I encourage you to share your feeling here by posting a comment and embracing all of us in our search for a happier life.

My last comment here is that without the dark days you don’t appreciate the really sunny ones.

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5 comments to The Rainy Day

  • One thing is for sure about the unperfectness of life…. if life is perfect, it would not have any meaning at all. How can we be happy if out emotions are set to “all happy” mode? How can we distinguish it from sadness if the feeling “sad” is alien to our hearts? This is the good side of having negative things in our life: it gives us a sense of appreciation and enjoyment when we are at the good side. ^^

  • Isn’t this very suitable for the season at the mnoment too? Sigh…summer is gone, here skies are darkening, cold wind is hitting and we only know what comes next… too much cold, no more time and chance to go out around and stuffs. But just be hapy, this is life and it is naturally to be down at times but not forever, right?

  • “Thy fate is the common fate of all
    Into each life some rain must fall”

    I love that part and that is indeed the truth.
    The sun will come.
    The happiness will come.
    Rainy days is only a single part.
    But sunny and great days are there as well.

    Great, isn’t it?

    This is my blog, the link in my name is wrong

  • I still love rainy days. Live in S. California for enough years and anyone would. Plus on rainy days when all the native Californians would be huddled inside I could run with my dogs off leash! Great memories. Thanks for reminding me about those happy times.

    Viveca

  • Paulineh

    Viveca that is a bit like dancing in the rain or jumping in the puddles….thats something I used to do as well all those years ago.

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