Weekend Musical Diversion: It Can’t Rain Everyday

October 17, 2010

I’m not going to lie, these are tough times. I’m dealing with a few things on the home front that really make it hard for me to remember my word for the year, which is “laughter.” I’m not sure I’m ready to address these here on my blog at this time, but perhaps I will in the future. But I know that I’m not the only one going through a few tough times…everywhere I turn, good friends are dealing with some incredible challenges in their lives. Sometimes these challenges can seem overwhelming and scary. Sometimes these challenges never seem like they’ll go away.

Today, while I was grabbing a coffee and listening to my MP3 player, I stumbled upon this song by P.O.D. Sometimes a song hits you with an incredible force and today that was the case with me and this song. There really is no video for it that I’m aware of, but feel free to give this song a listen – the lyrics are pretty amazing. And if you’re going through tough times, all I can say is hang in there.

1 Lori October 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Hi Tim,
The visual with the video really rocked my world, right along with the music. Thanks for this.

Right back at ‘cha, Tim, hang in there. This is a great reminder, it can’t rain everyday. Take care, k?

2 Tim October 18, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Hi Lori: Hello, my sister…thanks for your good words – I really appreciate it. I hope this post wasn’t too much of a downer, but I know that all of us from time to time experience challenges and tough times. This song reminds me of a more alternative version of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.” Maybe, in some small way, this song can have a positive effect on someone who needs some positivity. Have a great day!

3 Marissa Bracke October 18, 2010 at 9:58 pm

I’m sorry to hear that things are tough, Tim. I appreciate your honesty about it here. I’ve been quietly working through some tough times myself over the past couple of months, and I started feeling really, incredibly isolated and alone, because everywhere I looked online all I saw were people declaring how awesome everything was and how right the whole world was, and I started thinking, “Am I the only one who’s in kind of a hard place right now? What the hell is wrong with me that I’m apparently the only one not on the awesome train?”

Finding a song that hit home–and especially finding a post like this–would remind me I wasn’t alone. My guess is that this post has had or will have that effect on someone else, and they’ll be really glad to know they’re not alone. There’s immense comfort and strength in that. Thanks for posting it.

I know kind thoughts and wishes for lots of laughter and happiness don’t make all the clouds vanish instantly, but I’m sending them your way, and I do hope that things start looking up for you.

Here’s to boarding the awesome train again soon,

4 Tim October 19, 2010 at 8:13 am

Hi Marissa: Wow, I’m blown away by your comment. I like what you said about the awesome train – there are plenty of times I feel like I missed that one, too. In any case, I’m sorry you’ve been experiencing tough times, too. You touched on something that’s so important when we feel these challenges – the feelings of alone-ness and isolation. Even though I (we) know there are a lot of other people in these challenging situations, I (we) can’t help feeling this way. I’m also aware of some key questions I ask myself during these challenges such as “what am I supposed to learn from this?” While I can certainly think of some answers to that question, it doesn’t always make the feelings of fear and isolation go away. Marissa, I thank you for your honesty and good wishes – they mean a lot to me. I hope things are getting better for you, too, and if there’s any way I can help you please let me know. I look forward to seeing you on the platform ready to board the awesome train.

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