“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

—Maya Angelou, African-American author, poet, dancer, actress and singer.

Photo from Flickr by Kinl Straf

Photo from Flickr by Kinl Straf

Have you ever visited Niagara Falls on a sunny day? If so, I guarantee you saw a rainbow, due to the combination of sunlight and the mist that rises from the falls and acts as a thousand prisms of light.

Clouds, too, are collections of water vapor that often block the light and cast a shadow on whatever is beneath them.

As we enter the fall and winter months, some people experience a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which diminishes their energy and life satisfaction, due to a lack of sunlight.


How can you shine your own internal light through the clouds of those around you, to create more rainbows and greater possibilities – and help yourself and others live a more vibrant, colorful life?