Rain, Rain, Go Away

“The Best Thing One Can Do When It’s Raining Is Let it Rain”*

Throughout your journey on the planet earth, you’ve no doubt had to put up with those annoying human beings that just love to rain on your parade.

Misery indeed does love company, and unfortunately we will most likely have to continue to put up with these schmucks throughout our lives.

They usually aren’t worth my in depth analysis as to why they’re such jackasses, nor are they worthy of my empathy or compassion. I’ve struggled enough with them to know that their underlying reason is that they’re miserable, and they get some twisted kind of pleasure from trying to make others miserable too.

“No Person Has The Right To Rain On Your Dreams”*

In my post How To Live Your Own Life I talk about doing your own thing, in your own time, and not conforming to the expectations of others and society – breaking free from the herd, as I like to call it.

Because when you strive for improvement and for great things, there are many of your friends and family who, subconsciously perhaps, will not want you to break free from them.

They would prefer that you to stay stuck with them in a life of mediocrity, living vicariously through others that you watch on TV like sports heroes, actors, and musicians.

Society has lead us to believe that these heroes are special beings, and the rest of us must put them up on pedestals, give them fame, fortune, and awards while we work at some unfulfilling job.

“Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall”*

But if life has brought you here then you’re searching for self-help, meaning, and purpose to your life because you know that you were meant for more. You have natural gifts and talents that are calling to you from within, and you also know that you are capable of more.

Welcome to the 3 to 5 percent, but in order to join this elite club, you just might need to walk away from the 97%. It’s kind of like if you wanted to lose weight or quit smoking, you would be wise not to continue to hang out with overeaters and smokers, otherwise you’d remain as you are.

Basically, life boils down to controlling your thoughts. Don’t give into negative thoughts by lowering your standards to the level of those cretins who are trying to rain on your parade.

If you can’t avoid them ’cause they’re family or for some other reason, then consider it a challenge. Just remember that when you react like they want you to, then they win and you lose. Yet conversely, when you rise above them, stay true to your dreams, and live congruent to your beliefs, they lose and you win.

“If You Want The Rainbow, You Gotta Put Up With The Rain”*

Human beings are fragile creatures that can easily succumb to harsh words from others, but never take it personally. Les miserables will eventually get back what they give, for it is universal law, so never let anyone or anything rain on your parade.

There will always be pessimists, critics, and those who are envious of your noble pursuits, but your time is too precious to let yourself indulge in their cynicism.

If you dwell on their harsh words they will magnify and ruin your efforts, but ignore them and chase them from your mind, and they will gradually lose all their power.

Remember that you and you alone have the power to control your thoughts, shape your destiny, and claim your birthright as a truly amazing human being. So if anyone rains on your parade and ruins your mood, it’s only because you let them.

“Rainy Day, Dream Away, Ah Let The Sun Take A Holiday, Flowers Bathe An’ Ah See The Children Play, Lay Back And Groove On A Rainy Day”*

Vaya con dios, – The Unknown Musician.

Quotes – *Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, *Mary Wright Edelman, *Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, * Dolly Parton, *Jimi Hendrix.

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