There is just something about rain which I find comforting and amazing. I know most people dread cloudy rainy days because it keeps them from being able to go outside. Well as for me…I really do not dread rainy days.
I think there is something funny, refreshing, and youthful in being caught in a down pour trying to run for cover in order to keep from looking like you jumped into the shower with all your clothes on. Come to think of it I do not know if I have ever seen anyone who I have not seen smiling after being caught in the rain.
I think it is also very calming to hear the rain hitting the roof and dancing across the windows of a home. As if nature is trying to play you a lullaby in order to make all of your troubles fade away. And for me the rain does just that. It makes my troubles disappear even if just for a second.
I also think the rain helps to wash not only the pollen or dirt off your car but the worries you have been carrying around. At least for me it seems too. As if the rain is washing away the things I have been holding in for so long. Plus, it might be the one time a tear can fall from your face and no one would ever know.
Lastly, the rain helps to rebuild and breathe life into everything around us. Our world thrives because of the rain. Not only does the rain help nature to grow and thrive but it also provides us with freshwater. Which is something truly amazing if you really think about it.
So, next time you are stuck inside because the rain decided to make an appearance I hope you take some form of joy or comfort from it and not disappointment. I hope you take the time to listen to its lullaby or let it wash away your troubles. Maybe even use it as an excuse to read the book you have been meaning to start or even start planning a trip or hike you have been longing to take. Or just maybe if you are in need of a smile, laugh, or to feel youthful for a while you will leave the umbrella in the car or house and just get caught in the rain.