I had the unfortunate duty to attend an acquaintance's memorial service yesterday afternoon. Sarah was a truly wonderful person who lit up the room and brought a smile to everyone's face she encountered. After a long night at work I was always happy to hear her infectious laugh from across the restaurant. It meant that whatever was troubling you didn't matter, it would all get better in the end. Today I was going through my photos and found this one from last week when it was one of those weird moments where it's raining but the sun is also shining. I knew immediately there had to be a rainbow somewhere. I looked out the window of my studio and there it was; bright and shining its many colors. This beautiful natural creation of color would not be possible without the gray clouds and falling rain.
Let Sarah's remarkable, yet short, life remind us to be grateful for everything that you have every moment of every day. Appreciate everyone that you love and that loves you, never take them for granted. Refuse to let little things bother you because in the end it's really not worth it. Be happy for every warn sunny day, but be thankful for the rain as well.