Looking for rainbows

I promise I’ll write about my Scotland experiences soon, but I came across this quote today from Janette Tepas in an International Living article and it expresses something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.

“I believe there are two outlooks on life: rainbow lookers or dirt lookers. The dirt is there, and I’ll deal with it… but, I’m always looking out for the next rainbow.”

— Janette Tepas

The featured photo is one that I took in Hawaii in 2013.  It had rained every day (I’m not talking sprinkles, this was downpour) and was unseasonably cold.  We spent 45 minutes on the beach in the 10 days we were there.  This photo was taken from a very turbulent helicopter.  Did you know that rainbows appear as circles from above?!  So cool!

I’m not going to lie, I was disappointed to be in such a beautiful place and have the weather be so uncooperative. I could have chosen to gripe about it and be miserable (to be fair, I did gripe about it!), but I did not stare at the dirt, I looked for more rainbows.  I saw more of them in those 10 days than I have seen in the rest of my life combined!

Also, you ever notice that when you are in a difficult situation with people that you enjoy that the good times feel that much more sweet? My brother & mom & I shared a lot of laughs that week and really enjoyed our time with each other.

 

My brother, me & my mom in Hawaii in front of one of hundreds amazing waterfalls

My brother, me & my mom in Hawaii in front of one of hundreds of amazing waterfalls

 

My mom, me and my brother getting on a helicopter in Hawaii

My mom, me and my brother getting on a helicopter in Hawaii

Pretty sure this guy is looking for rainbows

Pretty sure this guy is looking for rainbows

 

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  • George Brown

    April 14, 2018 at 2:54 pm
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    Just remember all the little flowers you might find in the dirt around you. I have taken many photos of these little surprises. Beauty is […] Read MoreJust remember all the little flowers you might find in the dirt around you. I have taken many photos of these little surprises. Beauty is all around us, but most of the time we are not looking for the beauty. Read Less

  • Unknown

    April 14, 2018 at 1:28 pm
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    In my pursuit of rainbows!

  • Unknown

    April 14, 2018 at 12:27 pm
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    Yes, we had a great time despite some dirty stuff.

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