Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

by Cate on September 15, 2011


“Don’t worry ’bout a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. It’s more than just a cliche or something a well-meaning friend says to comfort you. There is one great big master plan and everything works out the way it’s supposed to. Or I’d at least like to think so.  It sure sounds good, doesn’t it?  For whatever reason, this week has been a little high on the stress-o-meter, but at the end of the day today, when we were out and saw this rainbow, it was exactly what we needed. Proof positive that more than “everything is gonna be alright,” everything IS alright, and it’s just a little colorful, magical reminder to count our blessings.

Minutes after we saw the rainbow, Mother Nature put on a spectacular light show in the sky. She can do that like no other. And we all looked quickly, left, right, all around to catching the changing sky. It was absolutely, positively glorious.

Setting Sun

Flag Against Sunset Backdrop

Flag Against Pink Sky

Tri-Color Sun

More Sunset

This morning as I buckled Madeline in her car seat to head to school, she asked me if her dream from last night was going to come true.

“I don’t know, honey, what was your dream about?”


“Oh that’s sounds like an awesome dream! I don’t know if it will come true, but I hope so.”

Just a question of believing in a little magic. And I never, ever want the kids to stop dreaming.  As the amazing Penny de los Santos says, “dream big and leap.”  May you dream about unicorns tonight too.

*Public Service Announcement.  While all pictures were taken from a moving vehicle, I was NOT the driver, leaving me safely with two completely free hands.

** For those not following me on Twitter, x-ray results came back this afternoon, and there is no herniated disc, thank goodness!

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Kris #40 September 15, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Beautiful rainbow! Glad I got to see it in person. Everyone is calling it Ryan’s Rainbow for the young man, Ryan Stiedl, who passed away today. He was hit in the spring while jogging on Openaki Road. His dad’s fb update was that it was Ryan’s way of saying he was ok.


Cate September 15, 2011 at 11:03 pm

I saw the update this afternoon – terrible tragedy, especially when it looked like he was doing better the other day…


Betsy September 15, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Great news. Hey, maybe I’m just overlooking. But can I search your blog by keyword. I thought I have in the past, but can’t find it now.

Of course I can always search by “category”.



Cate September 15, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Thanks for the reminder. I noticed that was gone the other day when I was fixing another issue. Just went and put it back, right under “categories.”


Merry120 September 16, 2011 at 12:35 am

Glad to hear that the x-rays came back showing no herniated disk! I got to hear Penny de los Santos speak at BlogHer. She is awesome.


claire September 16, 2011 at 4:59 am

BEAUTIFUL pictures! So glad that your x-rays were clear. Hope that pain gets better quickly.


Joanne September 16, 2011 at 6:22 am

This post just made me so happy. Seriously…can’t stop smiling. Unicorns and rainbows? Awesome happy stuff.


Ramona September 16, 2011 at 9:51 am

Glad you got a good report on your xrays.

Beautiful photos. Let me know if ya’ll see unicorns.


Betsy September 16, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Thanks Cate .


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