23 Nov Day 7 Rainy Days and Sundays
I love a rainy day. Rain is cleansing, refreshing and nourishing. I love waking up in the morning and hearing the rain outside my window. I love that my plants and grass are going to glow a special green from the big drink of water. I love that any pollen, dust or dirt outside my house will be washed away. It just feels good. Now, there are two distinct categories of rainy days in my opinion – weekday rainy days and weekend rainy days. Although I still love rain even if I have to get up and go out and schlep through drop offs and errands in it, but there is a feeling unlike any other when I wake up, hear the rain and realize I have no where I need to be. What a joyful luxury to roll over and fall back asleep listening to the rain. What a treat to have a lazy, slow cup of tea on my screened it porch listening to the rain and admiring the lush greens in the woods behind my house. Everything looks so fresh and alive and that makes me feel alive.
What I’m noticing as we finish the first week of this project is that the common thread of all of the things that bring me joy is time. When I take time out of my busyness and stop – stop to smell the air, stop to admire something beautiful in my home or outside, stop to relax, nourish my body, my spirit, my senses then I am instantly in joy. Another thing that is becoming obvious to me is that because of how busy my life is and all of the demands on my time and attention I have to make a conscious effort to do these things or the days fly by and I find myself burned out, exhausted and quite honestly a little resentful.
I’m excited for the next week of simple pleasures. I’m learning new things myself just sharing them with you. I would love your feedback. What are some simple pleasures that give you joy? How do you take time out and tap in to what’s around you? What fills you up?
Today I’ll be delighting in my rainy Sunday and all the joy that that entails.