On Tuesday this week after long couple of days at work I cane home to find that a box had been delivered to my neighbour. It was in a box from amazon.
The mug says, when it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.
I have no idea who it’s from.
This is the mug from amazon if you’d like to get yourself one – Inside Out Rainbows Mug – Pattern Inside and Out https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076SZ5312/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_hzpCCbPEQP9YR
The box didn’t come with any reference as to who it was from, so I have no idea who got me it. It’s someone who knows my address.
Those of you who know me well know that I like rainbows and I like stars. Rainbows remind me of my Granny and give me a little boost helping me to remember that life is good.
Stars on the other hand, well I don’t get to see them much in the city, but when I was small, living up in Wick, I used to see millions of them.
Stars also tie back to my Granny as one night just after she passed away, I was at her house having a bit of a challenging time. It was a couple of days after she passed away aged 87. It was late at night in December and the stars were out. I went outside to see them.
Looking up at the sky, with her house in the bottom right of my vision and the sound of Mull in front of me, I looked up and saw a big moon lighting up the view, and Orion and the plough were bright in the dark cloudless sky. It was mid December 2001 and it was freezing and I felt so isolated and alone.
I was s bit upset and I asked myself why I was there, why I was putting myself through this? And right at that very moment the biggest shooting star I’ve ever seen went from the left of my vision, to the right. Stopping just above her house where my Granny was laying in her coffin.
I then realised exactly why I was there and it was so special – For my Granny and my family. And it’s why in recent times, I was there for my aunt when she passed, and for my family when my mum passed away too.
Of course, the meaning of these two phases is more than my thoughts of what rainbows and stars are, and I’ve already been given a picture with the sayings on it. So people must think of me when they see it.
The sayings are more about when time are tough (rain or darkness) good and beauty can come out of it. No matter how tough things are, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.
I like both sayings anyway. And I really like my present!
So who is it that sent me the mug?
Let me know – but whoever it was, I’m very grateful. Thank you.