I understand how rain can put a damper on things.  No one likes the gross feeling of dragging sopping wet clothes around or having chills from cold drops of water.  I can see how easy it is to blame the bad weather on how we feel or that things run a little slower when it’s not so nice out.

However, I like to look at it in a different way.  I personally don’t see blizards and rainfall as these disheartening elements.  I don’t think the clouds are storming in only to ruin our day.  I look at all of it as a beautiful necessity.  In order for life to flourish, we need the rain.  We need the frigid cold and the blazing hot seasons.  We need all the different climates around the world to foster the diverse range of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and animals.  We need the sun, the wind, and the water to power crucial energy sources we so eagerly devour.

I love rainy days. To me it's unbelievably refreshing and peaceful.

For how much damage we do to this earth, we should rejoice when it rains.  Heck, we should just be happy the sun rises everyday.  From the food we eat to the parks we love to play in, none of it would be as awe inspiring without all these natural elemtents.

When I wake up and it’s pouring rain, I watch the raindrops while I enjoy a hot cup of coffee.  Then I put on my rain clothes and venture off a little bit earlier than usual.  I hop on my bike and I take the long way to work.  I do this so I can revel in the rain; to appreciate what it provides for all of us.  To be glad it’s there.

It’s so easy to complain about the bad weather.  But if you take a moment to understand what it provides for us as creatures of this earth, then you wouldn’t dislike it so much.  You might even begin to enjoy it.  Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, there’s only poorly dressed (or not bringing a change of clothes).

Earl

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