Monday, 28 July 2008

Monday Morning Inspiration #39

For as long as I can remember, my aunt had stained glass hanging in her window. She had pieces from all over the world, each one hand crafted by a stained glass artist.

She loved them all, but there was one piece that hung in her kitchen window and she often referred to it as her "motivational stained glass". She told me that she hung this particular piece in her kitchen window where she would see it every day.

The stained glass piece, which she was referring to, was a rainbow. And on the rainbow someone had written the saying:
"Remember, to make rainbows you need sun and rain."

The motivational stained glass piece was one of the smaller pieces of her wonderful collection, and was not particularly well done. I asked her why she kept it there. She said it gave her motivation on days when life presented challenges. It reminded her that we need to have some bad times to appreciate the good times. And, on the days when life was good, it always reminded her that life doesn't get any better than this.

I was at our local farmers market and found a stained glass rainbow similar to the one my aunt had hanging in her window. The one I bought did not have the saying on it, but every time I look at it I can remember my aunts words and the saying ….

"To make rainbows you need sun and rain".
-By Catherine Pulsifer
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Lena said...

thats so true, to understand the value of good times we just have to go through bad ones.
Nice story, Shalini :)

akanksha said...

hey...hope u r doing fine.:-)
Thats was a real piece of inspraton for me...have heard that quote many times but the way presented it really made me sit ans think!!!! Good One:-)

usha said...

that's one beautiful thought!

Vasanthan said...

there has to be a balance between the good and the bad for life to be more interesting.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


So true, can't agree more with you :)


Thank you so much! :)
I'm doing great :)Glad to see you back in the blogsville. Will love to read your posts on a regular basis:) and your comments as well ;)


Thank you so much! :) Thx for dropping by my blog too. will visit yours soon :)


Absolutely! :)

Aarthi said...

It reminded her that we need to have some bad times to appreciate the good times.!!!!!!!!!!!! Grtttt

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Glad you liked it. Thank you so much!:)

Sudhakar said...

Hi Shalini,
I have listed your blogs in

You can copy and paste the link in that blog to create a small window of the directory in you blog.Hope you will like it.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thank you so much! I will do that soon :)

di.di said...

A life without ups and downs must be pretty dull and boring!!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Absolutely gal :)