According to Denzel Washington, “You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too.  That’s part of the deal.”

We all have our aspirations and dreams.

It could be a dream job.

An ideal house.

A perfect lifestyle.

And so we pray for rain.

We ask God to open doors.

We take steps towards our goals.

It’s important though that we understand that when the rain comes, so does the mud.

You may get your dream job, but perhaps not everything about it is perfect.

You may find the man (or woman) of your dreams, but they will still have flaws.

Don’t get too upset.

Don’t wish that things were the way they were before.

Don’t complain about your lack of good fortune.

Just make sure that you have a realistic perspective of life.

Be grateful for the rain and learn to deal with the mud.