I can hear it raining right now. Such a nice sound. Nice because I'm safe and dry in my house. No leaky roof or flooding basement. A fire to keep me warm. Such basic, but really amazing blessings. And it's a comforting sound. During the night I woke up from a strange dream, heard the rain, and was able to focus on that and not the disturbing scenes of my dream.
On Saturday I went running in the rain. I almost went to the gym to run on the treadmill instead, but I didn't. And I'm so glad I got to run in the rain. It was actually very enjoyable and gave me a bit of a boost. How funny that rain can be soothing in one instance and energizing in another.
I'm not saying I would love to live in Seattle, because I do really love seeing the sun after several cloudy days, but I am saying that I do like rain. I think it is an amazing gift.