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Walking in the Rain

Updated on September 3, 2013

It's raining.

Today, like so many other days, it's raining. The drops pool together with light tapping sounds that echo off of the roof shingles, and flow down through the rocky landscape smoothly to the bottom of the yard.

Are your plans a wash out?

When it rains, it pours. Rain causes a chain reaction to so many things surrounding it.

The wetness of it brings me to find the inner voice of accepting my desire to try harder. Therefore, I shall walk against the blowing forceful gusts of the storm that drives in the rain.

Budding Desires of the Heart

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The bird nest.

The nest made of twigs hangs over the sides of the entrance canopy to the outdoor waiting area of the local eatery. Looking into the lit up sky above, watching the rain fall, I noticed the dove. The peaceful bird rested while carefully watching my every move to make sure I didn't get to close.

My interests were far above what the bird could have ever imagined in her tiny mind so delicately concerned with waiting for the rain to stop.

Her intentions were unlike mine. She was waiting out until the moment came where she could fly freely to where she was going without hindrance in her path.

Have you ever walked in the rain?

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The drive to succeed.

The drive to succeed comes from within.

For many, the drive is natural. A runner who wishes to participate in a marathon. A swimmer who wants to be an Olympian.

There are others who have to compete against themselves in order to win the race.

Take for example, the car accident victim who wishes to walk again. In order to do so, he must carefully balance his strength against two beams while he steadily focuses on moving his damaged legs. With painstaking will and desire, he inches closer to the end of the small goal line marked before him. It's not too challenging, but it pushes him to succeed one step at a time.

Rain drops settle at the bottom of long pine needles.

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Safety first.

  • Don't go it alone.
  • Seek shelter during lightning storms.
  • Bring an umbrella.
  • Have a flashlight handy at night.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that you don't mind getting wet.


A storm is brewing.

The thunder claps its mighty hands against the gray sky lined with tall green trees.

The sun has hidden from the fiery flash of the lightning bolts that enrage its viewers with fear.

People escape the wrath of the storm by fleeing to automobiles, buildings, and other shelter.

I took the storm by the hand, and walked with it when the rain came down in hard sharp stings of hail.

A storm is brewing from a far.

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Places to walk in a rain storm.
Local park.
Wooded trails.
In the back yard.

How to safely walk in the rain.

  • Review your local weather channel to see what inclement weather is expected.
  • Be cautious around lightning storms.
  • Decide if you want to wear a ball cap, bring an umbrella, or just as you are.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting wet.
  • Have a plan when you come home for removing your wet clothing to not track water all over the house.
  • Walk where you know it will not be flooded and create a dangerous situation.
  • Be prepared for fast water running down the sides of streets.
  • Have a plan to find shelter when you are out in an open walking trail.

Your goal is within your reach.

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Bravely face the rain.

Don't be afraid to be brave. Walk with your head held high. Look up! The rain is falling around you.

Avoid puddles. They will only soak your shoes making it more difficult to walk. Your legs will try harder and tire out easier with the heavier weight on your feet.

Be sure not to slip on wet surfaces such as slick grass.

Pay attention to your surroundings. Are the birds flying around? What do you hear?

It's rejuvenating to walk in the rain. It cleanses and purifies your surroundings.

Do you feel the rain slowly rolling down your cheek? It touches you ever so softly despite the loudness of the echoing drops as they hit each tiny puddle forming in your path.

Are neighbors watching from their windows? They envy you. You now have the trail to yourself.

Absorb the rain with your senses.

To accomplish your goal, feel the rain with all of your senses.

Do you thirst? Tilt your head back and open wide. Taste the pounding rain on your tongue.

Hold your hand out and feel the cool wetness of the droplets falling through your finger tips. Try to catch one. Does it escape your grasp?

Listen. Do you hear it? Do you hear the rain here, there, everywhere now that you are surrounded by the endless beat of the orchestral sounds?

Breathe. How does the rain smell after it saturates the earth below your feet?

Keep walking.

Are you drenched yet with the water from the clouds?

Does walking in the rain give you new hope to your desired future goals?

What did you accomplish by walking in the rain?

Did you overcome fears and humility?

Are you brave enough to go the distance?

Was it satisfying when you reached your destination?

Why I walked in the rain yesterday.

The rain came tumbling down outside of my window as I got ready for another day of hard work.

I couldn't resist the temptation of going outside without an umbrella and feeling the coolness of the wet dripping rain falling over me.

Changing my sneakers to my old ones without laces, I bravely escaped from the gripping televised warnings about flash floods and proceeded to walk through the neighborhood.

With neighbors looking out their windows, I smiled to myself silently.

Rain falling around me, now pooling along the sides of the roads, making it difficult for me to walk each step. I kept moving away to the side of the water flowing gently toward the run-off grates.

Reaching the park, I realized I wasn't the only one with the courage to know how to face each day with monumental hope of a better tomorrow.

The man sitting on the park bench talking about the ball game. The high school track star running with galloping jumps in unison with every clap of thunder. And the speed walker, racing past my slow climb twice as I executed each step perfectly.

Ultimately, I kept walking. As the man on the park bench, walked home, and the track star skipped past a final time to her automobile waiting for her in the gravel parking lot. The speed walker gave up, turned around, and walked past in my determination to achieve more than I set out to accomplish.

With my face against the raging wind, each movement harder against the push of time. It was a personal race against myself.

Having known what it's like to not walk at all, I embraced the moment to walk in the rain.

Blossom today. Why wait for tomorrow?

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Are you pacing yourself?

In this lifetime, we all have a choice.

Are you pacing yourself, slow and steady, to win the race?

Do you have a goal in mind to pursue?

We will all get there. It's a matter of desire and time.

Skill is saved for the Olympians. It's the desires of the heart that achieve your personal success.

Strength, courage, perseverance, and hope carry you forth until you accomplish what you set out to do.

For me, it's one step at a time. I know eventually I will get there. My mind is in gear. I face each day with renewed hope for stepping out a little farther today than I did yesterday. Tomorrow is a new day that I will challenge myself against all odds to become a better me.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Such a wonderful message and writer's voice. You are like a favorite cup of tea in the morning.

      It is raining here as well. I woke up to the sound of rain in the middle of the night and I smiled. Very comforting sound.

      In the northwest here we do not use umbrellas. LOL

      Lovely work my friend.

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      Alice Ann Day 3 years ago

      I love walking in the rain, unfortunately we have been rain free here for a while, which is strange for London. I definitely have a goal which I am pursuing slowly but surely.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Crafty, I love the message here. You go so beyond simply walking in the rain.

      When I was a little girl, I put on my bathing suit and walk in the puddles that gathered by the roadside during the rain. I loved walking in the rain.

      A month or so ago, my neighbor and I (I'm well over 50 and she's over 60) took off our shoes and walked in rain down to the local park. When we got there, we got on the swings and reached for the stars. How rejuvenating!

      Yep, sometimes you just gotta walk in the rain!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      When I lived in NY, I detested the rain. Now, when it rains here in Vegas, it is always welcomed and we got a lot this year. While I never used to enjoy walking in it, my dogs want to do regardless, so this year I began walking in the rain with them and I loved it. So did they (as long as there is no thunder)! Ironically, I hate walking with an umbrella- I find them annoying so I don't own one. Loved the way this hub came together. Well done!

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Billy, I have a funny about walking in the rain when my umbrella went inside out. Now I don't use one during a wind storm for that reason. LOL

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Hi Alice! We went through a dry spell here too. Now for a few days straight we've had so much rain people have to be rescued from their homes due to flash flooding.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Hi Brave! I'll never forget the time I was about 12 or so. I was riding my 10 speed Schwinn racing bike. The rain was coming straight at me. First time I had ever witnessed rain like that. I couldn't beat it on my bike. I tried though. LOL

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Hi EP! My border collie loves the rain because she is a water dog. The other two don't want anything to do with the rain and try to hide when I want to take them out in it.

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      I love this. Talking about walking in the rain and yet more.

      I love the rain. I love walking in it. Good thing for my dogs since I have to coax them out when need be. Jenny, my youngest, doesn't mind it at all. She is my partner in rain.

      Love this message.

      Sharing this.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Hi, CraftytotheCore!

      What a delightful invitation this was! At least, that's how I took it as a fellow walker. Thank you so very much for the gifts you shared on at least two levels--the personal essay about the walk itself, and the deeper message about motivation and perseverance. What a wonderful writer you are! I was with you every step of the way! Aloha, CTTC!

      ~Joe

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Hi Wetnose! Thank you. The rain stopped here yesterday. The air cooled down a bit and I got sunburnt. I want the rain back! LOL

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Hi Joe! It was a fine walk indeed. :D

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      One day at a time with your determination and positive attitude you will be successful. I too walk in the rain and like my grandson and daughter have learned to dance in the rain. Life is about choices after all, isn't it?? Many Angels are on the way ps

      Great hub.... Shared and voted up++++

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Thank you pstraubie! Glad you stopped by!

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      Rayne123 3 years ago

      Great hub about the rain.

      The first couple of paragraphs tells the story so beautifully. I can see the whole picture in my mind. The words are like a poem about rain. Wish I could use them lol. My next poem is about the rain when I can get going.

      Anyway I love the rain, it is so serene and comes from above like a sign.

      However when it gets to the point of a dangerous storm then yes we need to take precautions. Although storms can also be refreshing. I love them.

      thank you

      Laurie

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Hi Laurie! Ah yes, this day was one that was very relaxing in the rain. Thank you for stopping by.

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      passionate77 3 years ago

      oh god sooo nice and lovely description of enjoying the rain to the fullest, i love walking in rain too and just felt each and every word of this hub going all through this post, which has a wonderful message too for a constant struggle for completing our pending tasks in a beautiful way, thanks sooo much for sharing such a nice article crafty dear, stay blessed, and also i bookmarked the page to read over and over and hope so it would always give me the same pleasure reading every time. blessings dear!

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Thank you so much passionate. I appreciate your thoughtful and sincere comments.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Walking in the rain I enjoy rain, listening to it while I fall asleep and sometime sif possible walking in the rain is such a fun moment

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Hi DDE! Thanks so much for your lovely comments. We had a terrible storm yesterday. The rain was pelting, but I found it soothing to listen to.

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