Rainy days create a change in the normal schedule. You can get things done that may have been on your to do list for a long day. Business is a little slower, staying inside is the tune of the day, and time weighs on you in such a way that you may even be able to contemplate a bit.
Rainy days should be celebrated. That is a difficult thing for me to say. Sunny days create an energy in me. I need to learn to accept the gift of a rainy day, too.
We have a friend who loves, loves, loves the rain. On rainy days, he intentionally takes a walk outside…a long walk. I often wondered what was the appeal. But, if you do it yourself, you will understand. Maybe not in the rain AND wind but a soaking rain. Put on a good raincoat and enjoy it. It has its own beauty.
If you need to work, go ahead, get it done. Make a to do list of tasks you can be productive in on a rainy day. Keep the list on your desktop or laptop as your rainy-day list. Your list might include:
-Catch up on emails
-Write a letter (yes, a letter)
– Talk to someone on the phone
-Read a leadership book or article
-Make repairs around the house or in life
-Start working on a long-term project that you can work on during other rainy days
-Take a step back for the day and reflect
These are all things you can accomplish on a rainy day. Maybe at the end of the day, you’ll see a rainbow.
“Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day,
give thanks for your blessings, and pray for guidance every day.”
– John Wooden