In 1971, The Carpenters (American vocal duo with brother and sister, Richard and Karen Carpenter) released the song Rainy Days and Mondays. Although this was such a sad song, it became one of their number one hits. Typically, people dread the rain and expect the worst to always happen when it does. What if we look at a rainy day and become energized from it, just at a different level than we do when the sun is out?
As I write this post, it is pouring down rain outside. I have fallen in love with the spiritual qualities of a rainy day because it makes me slow down and reflect on the sight and sounds of the rain. I let it fluidly speak to me as it thumps on the rooftop or tap dances vicariously on leaves. I have learned to look at the adversities that sprout in my life and try to focus on gaining energy from them instead of letting those challenges drain the energy from me, in the same manner that I gain peace and spiritual renewal by experiencing a rainy day. How does a rainy day make you feel?