Rainy Days

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It has been raining in our area for the past month or more.  It seems ever since the snow left we have had rain with only one or two sunny days.  It has gone past the point of being good for the ground as we have had floods and more floods and the water is still higher than it usually is at this time of year causing many disasters and loss of homes and furnishings.  I am grateful that I have not been in an area where I have been flooded this year although it has happened to me in the past.

For many areas this rain would be life giving, it would end a drought, allow crops to grow, but we can not control where the rain will fall and who will be blessed or not.

Depending on your circumstances, a rainy day may be a blessing as it allows you to sit and relax and contemplate your life.  To have a quiet cup of coffee or tea and think about the direction your life is heading.  Perhaps you have been extremely busy over the past few weeks, with many trials and tribulations seeming to overwhelm you and the rain helps you to think about your next steps.

If you are a farmer, you are probably unhappy, thinking about the crops that you are not able to get into the ground, wondering when you will be able to do so and how long it will be til harvest, how good the harvest will be, will the crops be ruined by the rain, will it EVER stop raining.

Each of us has choices to make as we face the rain.  We can curse it or love it, but we can’t change it, so we have to accept it and decide what to do with our day.  Perhaps it is a time to catch up on those inside chores we have been putting off.  Cleaning out the junk drawer or our closets.  Throwing away paper and boxes that have been accumulating.  Reading a good book that has been waiting for you to have the time.  The latter would be my choice on a rainy day.  As a matter of fact, I think I will go brew myself a cup of coffee and grab a good book….  Catch you later.

BANABU – one day at a time.

Fran Watson

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About Fran

Career Counsellor who works from home, having "retired" in 2011. Member of Toastmasters and life-long learner.
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