Day 30, Bring On the Rain

Today marks the last day of my #grayskychallenge, where I promised to find a silver lining to every cloudy day that appeared.

From the very beginning, I noticed something almost unmistakable. As soon as I turned my frown upside-down, as soon as I found a new way of seeing things, the situation polished itself like the shiny old pennies I found that one day. That realization is what many spiritual gurus inspire in us … we create our own reality. We have the power to live the dream we would like to live.

On this Day 30, I have also learned about myself and my situation. Whereas I am typically a Polly Pollyanna seeing the good in every person and in every situation, sometimes being that person can be exhausting, especially if, as I had done, the weight of the entire “silver-lining” search had fallen in my lap.

Sometimes, the silver linings that presented themselves were not situations I had expected. Sometimes, they were more than I had ever wanted and just as daunting a task.

I am exhausted. I’m looking forward to a rainy day when I can curl up on my couch and meditate on what I really want out of my life. And, on that rainy day, I promise to appreciate the dark clouds and the blessings they provide.

But I am far from converting from my #grayskychallenge. I learned during these past 30 days, that the power of the human mind is limitless. I created a reality for myself during this past month and the Universe was agreeing with me. The question I must address here is, do I understand what I’ve gotten myself into and is this something I really want? (Maybe, like those three shiny pennies, this was meant for someone else? This will be an interesting meditation!)

Enjoy the rain, my friends,

The Dragonfly’s Student

Day 26 and Rainbows

With a new day, inevitably, comes a bright sunrise. The lesson I am revisiting with this 26th day of my #grayskychallenge is that no matter how dark a situation can get, we should wait out the storm.  The sun is bound to come out from behind the clouds; it may not be tonight or tomorrow, but in some tomorrow sometime very soon, the sun will create rainbows for you, once again.

Wait for your rainbows, my friends.

The Dragonfly’s Student

Day 25, it’s tough

I’m tired of being Polly Positive, but I won’t give up. How can I, when I have found myself and the one true love of my lives over the past few years? I am more fortunate than many, I know. He says I am his Golden Ticket. He’s my Dream Come True.

I will remain positive, if only to be there for him when he needs this Polly in his life to share his joys as well as his disappointments.

But, of course, there’s one more thing I know as Truth. No matter how much the demons in this world take joy in causing suffering, I know I am protected by the shield of the Almighty God.

I found three shiny pennies today, the last one in the dark as I walked Minnah just now. Three is the number of the Trinity. What this tells me is that God is with me, during these times, especially.

All will be fine. Pollyanna is back! And this has been my hard-fought lesson today with my 25th #grayskychallenge. I think everything will work itself out.

Enjoy finding your way out of your own gray skies, my friends.

Much love,

The Dragonfly’s Student

Day 23 … 

I woke with energy for the ages. I couldn’t wait to start the next day of this portion of this marvelous journey, but what I expected wasn’t meant to be today. I guess 22 days of utter joy meant I had disappointment coming, at least in this 3D world that is so difficult to escape. 

I wasn’t prepared. 

I’m sure there are some out there who might be a little tickled to see me fall prey to those darned gray skies that torment many of us, but as I write this, the sun is poking itself out of hiding and is warming my face, 

“Cheer up,” he seems to say. “I don’t see any gray skies!” (Well, he didn’t really say that to me, but you get the picture.) 

I’m trying to take a photo of the sun, but it’s too darned bright for my camera! …. hmmm, maybe there’s something there. The sun is too bright to allow my gray skies to continue tormenting me. 

Ugh, okay. I give, my friends. I can’t allow my dark mood to gloom-out this wonderful South Lake Tahoe sunset. Instead, I’ll take a picture of the horse and buggy riding past my Mamma-Jamma RV.


I hope you, too, can find joy in little places today, no matter how stormy the weather.

All my love, 

The Dragonfly’s Student