Can I tell you a secret?
I like the rain.
Lately this weather we have been having has made a lot of people feel down in the dumps. It’s been raining on and off for nearly a week now and the storms have been quite aggressive, but for some reason, at this time in my life, it feels good. Relaxing.
It has done wonderous things for our flowers outside too but after my son’s pre-k graduation ceremony I fell ill, and it wasn’t something that I could control either. He is now on an antibiotic (I just got off of mine) and he is constantly coughing. They are saying the culprit is a sinus infection but either way, the poor thing is definitely under the weather…so the weather has been good to us. It’s given us a reason to stay inside and recoup.
I don’t have much to say today because we have been sick here or resting and not much has been going on when you don’t get out in the world. It made me think though of all of the times I’ve been well and sat at home not living life. How many wasted opportunities I’ve had to enjoy each and every day to its max. but instead stayed home and isolated myself.
Some days we need rest. But maybe others should be used for re-energizing ourselves. There is always something new that we can be doing. For today we are staying home but tomorrow I told my five-year-old, we have to go to the store and get groceries. By then our rations will be even more dismal.
I’m considering getting us a pool pass for the year just to have a commitment of some kind to get us out and about each day.
Is there anything other than work that you do each day that you feel adds to your life in a special way? Sometimes enjoying life means taking time out to do it. It sounds silly, but it’s true. You must make time for fun and do the things you enjoy in order to live a balanced life.
I hope today is a day in which the rain seems like something to celebrate and that new beginnings are right around your corner. There is always a time to change with God on your side as his mercy is new each and every day. And Amen to that!
“There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink and make himself enjoy good in his labor. Even this, I have seen, is from the hand of God.” Ecclesiastes 2:24