On Rainy Days

Day 323/365: How I learned to appreciate them more

Photo by Osman Rana on Unsplash

It’s a rainy Monday here. The hardest type of Mondays. The sun is nowhere to be seen but in my photos. The clouds are so thick, you can’t even understand if it’s light or dark out. Is it morning? Is it noon? Is it dinner time? Nobody knows. What is it? It’s just a rainy day, of course.

I used to hate rainy days. They always made me feel a certain way. A certain bad way. They used to make me feel tired and unmotivated. The overcast would give me colds once in a while. In a word, I didn’t like them.

But now, I started learning to appreciate rainy days. Why? Because of their calmness and relaxed atmosphere. The truth is, everybody is a little slower on a rainy day. People at the traffic stop are much calmer. The guy who serves you coffee is a tad more talkative. The people from the taxes seem to be a bit more forgiving. A rainy day moves slower but in a good way.

And even though I still feel like I’m 10 pounds heavier on a rainy day, the fact that it comes with the benefit of calmness makes up for the negative effects it has on me and the people around me.

It’s all about seeing the good, even from a cold, rainy, cloudy day. If you do so, you’ll have a decent day even if you’ll never see the sun for the 12 hours you should be seeing it.

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