What do I really enjoy? What gives me joy?How do I take care of myself…
I admit I have never been a rainy day person.
I hear people talking about rain and enjoying feeling the raindrops.
I get wet in rain.
I especially don’t like wet feet.
And I don’t like wearing wet socks.
I like sunshine ☀️ I enjoy reading my book on the dock at the cabins, good coffee next to me and feeling the warmth on my skin.
Today I woke up to heavy rain.
I tried to sleep and snoozed off and woke up again hearing rainfall on the roof.
I wanted to sleep more and eventually got up and told myself I can always take a nap.
It’s been raining most of the day until now. It’s wet everywhere.
I realized two things:
1) I can’t change the weather AND I can decide to enjoy it or make myself unhappy.
I can choose to find things I enjoy about the weather and my day and stay soaking.
I can even think in a new way and try to feel differently about rain (or a person, color, food or event).
2) Rain is a blessing
It actually is! ?
I can take a day off from blueberry picking and outdoor jobs like carrying the firewood, taking away some wires or vacuuming in our workshop space (well, I could do that…)
Even a day off from computer work!
I can actually really use a day with my book, a quiet schedule and eating well!
For the first time maybe ever I made myself waffles! ?
Just for myself!
I enjoyed my blueberry-banana-walnut waffles with homemade jam and maple syrup.
And of course a good cup of coffee.
So I have been enjoying non-scheduled time in my easy chair with my Norwegian crime book, coffee of my Paradise mug.
Thanks to rain.
And few more thoughts I just had…
? Nature needs rain to flourish and stay green
? Mushrooms need rain to grow
? Blueberries get bigger
In this video I talk about tolerating and even celebrating happiness and joy:
Are you a rainy day person or sunshine person or both-and?
What have you changed your mind about lately?
How was that for you?
P.S. In case you didn’t notice we have a lot of in-person honesty workshops coming up in the next few months! Check out Honesty Europe’s workshop calendar.