Don’t let April Showers bring you sorrows! It’s all about your mindset. Refresh, reset, and admire the flowers brought by that sweet April Rain. Goodbye winter, goodbye blues, goodbye the cold, the dark, the grays. Hello spring! Hello everything green and colorful, hello warmth, hello sunshine, hello bird, bees, bunnies. Hello life!
One of my least favorite country songs ever is that one where Luke Bryan goes on about how good rain is because it fuels all his passions as a cornfed, whiskey-drinking, lady-lovin’, farm boy… or something like that. Don’t get me wrong, I like me some Luke Bryan. This song just kind of rubbed me wrong.
My point: Luke Bryan is right about one thing in that song. Rain IS a good thing. You shouldn’t allow it to get you down. Read on to find 7 ways to rejoice the rain.
1. Get festive! Bring out your pretty umbrellas and rain boots and skip your way to wherever you’re going. Colorful umbrellas and rain boots should make you feel fab-u-lous and invincible.
2. Once you have your rain
armor gear on and are feeling empowered to tackle the rain, you know what time it is! You’re an adult or at least that’s what people think… Shhh! Get running in that rain and puddle stomping. Your parents can’t tell you “No” or in my case, yell at you for being sopping wet after you’ve already snuck out and had the best rain-storming time of your life. “But Moooooom”… Nope! You answer to you… and maybe your roommates, so make sure to clean up afterward 🙂
3. While you’re out there, take a moment to delight in the reflections in the puddles. Nature is neat. So snap a picture. Turn a rain day into a beautiful piece of art and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #puddlegram. Then marvel at all of the professional puddlegrams.
4. Take a moment to reflect and appreciate the sights. Rain means growth. It means nature is coming back to life. The plants, the flowers, and all of the hibernating animals are popping out for a fresh start, a new season, a do-over of last year. The squirrels and the rabbits are burrowing out and frolicking about. The flowers that you forgot existed are blooming. Trees are bursting with buds. Now it’s your turn to blossom and start anew. What will you do this new season?
5. Once (if) it ever stops raining, blow out your fresh rain-scented candle and get out the door to smell the real deal. Close your eyelids, take a deep breath, and let that after-rain air swarm your nostrils and bee-line it for your lungs.
6. If none of this sounds enticing to you and perhaps you just don’t like the outdoors, grab a fuzzy blanket, turn off the television, close your eyes and let the sound of rain hitting your window pane relax you to sleep. No need for your rain sound-making app to help you catch some Z’s today.
7. Okay, you say you don’t like naps? Who are you?! Fine, have it your way. We all know what rainy days are good for: Housework. But if you know what’s good for you, you’re going to ditch the chores and do something you actually WANT to do. Read a book, paint a picture, write a poem, play some music, or craft whatever your heart desires. Rainy days are perfect for the things that you say you never have time to do. They’re perfect for “me” time.
At this point if you’re not interested in any of these options, you’re going to have to just snuggle up with bae (or your cat, no shame) and pull up Netflix. That’s a guaranteed good day.
Rain might not initially get you excited for the day, but there are plenty of ways to rejoice the rain and enjoy your day. Just remember, It’s not snow!
What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day? Let me know in the comments section. 🙂