My soul thrilled from the energy around me, happiness racing through and filling me to the brim. While I love the calm before the storm, there's nothing quite like the peace after the rain stops falling. Nature's art feeds the soul, I thought, while drinking in the sight of rich farmland: dark chocolate chunks with a smattering of vivid, green sprinkles.
When the sun shone through again, I laughed and pointed out cloud shadows to the children as we chased the fleeing, dark shapes up the road. I changed stations on the radio and laughed in amazement as the blessing of having the most perfect song for the moment come on. The kids and I sang along as sunshine broke through the clouds again and again.
When I experience something like this, it feels like a hug from my Heavenly Father. My spirits were greatly uplifted, and I received a much-needed boost!