Earlier this morning I welcomed droplets of rain, and I smiled at how the sun peered through the clouds, like it was playing the game peek-a-boo. I walked around listening to the birds and the sounds of nature, and embraced the blessings. I started to reflect upon my favorite rainy day activities and had to admit that it truly depends on the intensity of the downpour, and if it lasts all day.
I love to open the windows and listen and watch the rain pattering, flicking, and flowing. If I’m driving and it’s possible to do so, I will test it and try to crack the windows. I feel like a little kid when I do this.
When bearable I enjoy walking around and breathing in the air, that seems cleansed of the smog and muck of our regular days. When possible, I like to go hiking. It’s amazing to see the trees and foliage gleaming from the rain and sun, and when you catch glimpses of rainbows here and there. I take in all of the energy and let it marinate within me. There’s nothing like being in nature, deep inside, disconnected from the hustle and bustle of the matrix we call the world.
When the weather is acting up then I like to get as much work done, in my pajamas of course, so that I can disconnect and grab a blanket or throw, snacks, and tune in to a TV series or movie. If it’s during the weekend I can commit to a movie marathon or binge the mess out of one of my shows. I also like getting lost in my favorite puzzles like Sudoku and other mind-boggling ones. I even find myself gravitating to my crochet bag and testing my creativity, focus, and care to design something that I could one day use or gift to a loved one. Sometimes it looks like that goal can be achieved and sometimes it looks like I closed my arms and crossed my hands, and when I look down I’m just looking at a crocheted mess. All I can do is laugh. I embrace the creation. It’s not about making a masterpiece. It’s just about being present and in peace.
Rainy days are also the perfect time to light candles, play music, moan over the yumminess of baked goods (like chocolate cake, fudge, or cookies), and indulge in a pamper day—a facial, mani pedi, massage, scalp treatment, or soak for at least an hour in a tub filled with bubbles and essential oils.
What do you like to do on rainy days?
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