Once upon a time in the small and delightful town of Sunbeam, lived a cheerful boy named Little Johnny. Johnny loved two things more than anything else in the world: playing outdoors and the warm, comforting glow of sunshine.
One sunny afternoon, as Johnny was preparing for his adventure in the meadow, the sky started changing. The bright blues turned to gloomy grays, and to Johnny’s dismay, the clouds began to weep. It was raining.
“Rain, rain, go away,” cried Little Johnny, looking up at the sky. “Come again another day; Little Johnny wants to play!”
But the rain, it seemed, was in no mood to listen. It kept pouring, turning the lovely playground into a soggy marsh, making it impossible for Johnny to play.
Undeterred, Johnny decided to make the best of it. If he couldn’t play outside, he would play inside! He fetched his box of building blocks and built a castle as tall as him. But deep down, he still missed the sunshine and the joy of playing outside.
As Johnny watched the rain falling against his window, an idea sparked in his mind. If he couldn’t stop the rain, maybe he could join it! He put on his yellow raincoat and boots, grabbed his red umbrella, and dashed outside.
The rain felt refreshing as it pattered on his umbrella. Johnny hopped in the puddles, sailed paper boats, and even found a family of frogs to join his fun. He danced and twirled, and with every splash and giggle, the rain didn’t seem so bad after all.
Meanwhile, up above, the rain clouds watched Little Johnny. They saw him laughing and dancing, turning the gloomy day into a day of joy. Touched by Johnny’s spirit, the clouds decided to give him a surprise.
“Rain, rain, go away,” the clouds echoed Johnny’s words, and just like that, the rain began to slow. The grey sky turned to light blue, and the sun started peeking from behind the clouds.
Johnny looked up and gasped in wonder. Where the sun shone through the departing rain, a dazzling rainbow stretched across the sky. It was the most beautiful thing Johnny had ever seen. The meadow, which was earlier a gloomy marsh, was now glistening under the sunlight.
Little Johnny learned a magical lesson that day. Even on the gloomiest days, you can find joy if you choose to dance in the rain. And sometimes, the most beautiful surprises come after the rain.
So, every time it rained, Johnny still sang his little song, “Rain, rain, go away, come again another day; Little Johnny wants to play.” But he now knew that even if the rain didn’t go away, he could still have a beautiful day.
And from that day forward, whenever it rained, everyone in the town of Sunbeam knew where to find Little Johnny. He would be outside, laughing and playing, ready to greet the rainbow that was sure to follow.