Thunderbolts and Lightning

Thunderbolts and Lightning! When I hear those words together, they make me think of that song by Queen called Bohemian Rhapsody. Do you know it as well? Did those words together make you think of it too?

Well, last night we had a wicked storm here and as I watched the storm roll in, the lightning flash and heard the thunder roar, I thought of how good storms can be to clear out what isn’t working and to electrify the atmosphere so that change can take place.

I used to be afraid of storms, but I’ve changed the way I look at them. While I am careful with lightning and such, I find storms more fascinating now that my mindset has developed and changed.

Because storms change life up. Sometimes it isn’t in a good way, but in the end, we learn and grow from storms. For if we didn’t have storms, we wouldn’t learn from life’s lessons. We wouldn’t increase our understanding of human behavior. We wouldn’t develop our innate talents. We wouldn’t find our community that supports us. Without storms shaking us up, we would stay stagnant

So let’s cheer to the storms – To the lightning that shines in the darkness where we may fear to tread. To the thunder that rolls in with strength. To the rains that blanket the earth with much needed water to help growth.

Did you have storms where you are? Are you a storm watcher as I am?

Shine On!


4 thoughts on “Thunderbolts and Lightning

  1. I love this perspective! Yes, I’ve always had a morbid fascination for storms. My grandmother always said, “The thunderbaby’s crying” whenever we heard thunder rolling. I think I watched “The Wizard of Oz” at an impressionable age, because the idea of a tornado has always been terrifying.

    • Hi Elizabeth! Thunderbaby is such a cute name! Thanks for sharing! I must admit that a tornado definitely scares me. In fact, we had a warning this morning which luckily missed us. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh yes Yvonne, on the shore in the summer we can look out to sea and see some very, very big thunderheads that just light up on and off for hours. It rolls and changes shape and the lightening changes with the density of the clouds giving out so many colors, especially at sunset it is magical to watch. It is much more violent than on land but it rarely comes onshore…thankfully 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 😂 🤣

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