We love sunny days, sitting outside and just basking in the warmth, feeling the cool breeze on our skin. What could be better than that, right? If we could have our way, most of us wouldn’t ever have a day to the contrary.

This morning was one of those gray, rainy days. But today, that got me thinking. Without rainy days, the world would cease to exist. Without the nourishing refreshment of the drops of water that dampen our spirits as well as the ground, everything would shrivel up and die.

It’s the same way in our lives. If every day was a bright, sunny day, we would cease to grow. It’s because of the difficult times in our lives (the ‘rainy days’) that we are able to grow.

So the next time you look out the window in the morning and see clouds, not clear blue skies, be thankful. Without those rainy days, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the sunny days we love.