There was a little girl who walked to and from school every day. One day,
though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming,
she set out on her daily trek to the elementary school.
As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thunder and
lightning. Her mother was concerned that her daughter would be frightened as
she walked home from school and she herself feared that the electrical storm
might harm her child.
Following the roar of thunder, lightning, like a flaming sword, was cutting
through the sky. Concerned, the mother quickly got into her car and drove
along the route to her child's school. As she did so, she saw her little
girl walking along, but at each flash of lightning, the child would stop,
look up and smile at the sky.
Another and another flash of lighning followed and with each the little girl
would look up at the streak of light and smile. The mother pulled her car up
beside the child, and she lowered the window and called to her, "What are
you doing? Why do you keep stopping?"
The little girl answered, "I am trying to look pretty! God keeps taking my
Got to smile even in the stormy weather..