It hasn’t rained at the world-famous Tournament of Roses Parade in more than 50 years. On January 2, 2006 it rained enough for all fifty years put together. I know — I was there for every rain-slogged moment. The front row seats in the same section as the television networks was eagerly anticipated, but I had no idea my “rain gear” could hold so much water — and that it would be so cold.
But it was hard to think about how bad I had it when I looked at the multitudes of parade participants, many in skimpy clothing, who braved the weather as they gamely marched the five and half miles along the parade route. Not one looked like they were affected by the weather, and the USC Trojans marching band made an even bolder statement — they wore sunglasses 🙂
The thought occurred to me that as you go through life there are people and circumstances that literally “rain on your parade.” But in the end, it’s not the rain that matters, but whether you march on or not.