Some people have a tendency to complain about rainy weather. I can honestly say the only time I don’t enjoy rainy days are when they cause someone actual harm. I trust God to know what’s best and have experienced the blessing found in raindrops.
Today, I unexpectedly find myself working from home due to local roads flooding. Thankfully, our leadership values our staff’s safety, God’s providence and His wisdom above working in a specific building. I haven’t always had this opportunity, so I fully treasure such a gift.
What about you? What do you do on rainy days?
Does the rain help you to slow down, be still, perhaps enjoy your surroundings differently?
I truly hope you can, Friend.
Things I treasure on rainy days, even when they seemingly “mess up plans”:
- “Introvert Time” restoration, many wouldn’t believe I crave and require.
- Trading overhead fluorescents for soft candlelight.
- Taking healthy breaks from thinking, doing and responding for dreaming, being and receiving.
- Instrumental music in the background.
- Baking something yummy for others.
- Listening to valuable podcasts.
- My comfy chair to work from.
- A few minutes to browse a favorite magazine.
- Being surrounded by photographs and memories of family, friends and beautiful moments throughout my life.
- The close presence of our pets, seemingly just as thankful for these unexpected days as we are.
- Being more wholly “productive” in my work, home and spirit.
How about you?
I recognize some of you, by nature and/or profession, respond to others’ emergencies in difficult weather conditions, i.e utility, medical, law enforcement, etc.
Thank you for your continued, faithful service.