Nothin’ to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always bring me downLyrics from Rainy Days and Mondays by The Carpenters
If you are from my generation, you will definitely remember this song by The Carpenters and I’ve included the link HERE if you would like to take a listen.
This song came to mind when I saw this week’s #SundayStills prompt – Rainy Day and I started to think about why Rainy Days make us feel down when we could still make the best of them. There are plenty of times when rainy days could certainly ruin your day. I know I’ve certainly let the cloud settle over my life when things aren’t going well. Those ‘rainy days’ can certainly affect your mood and motivation.
For me, I love a stormy sky, the energy of a storm and rain but I also like to enjoy the view from a safe place, snuggled inside with a cup of tea and a good book.
My husband and I love to travel (COVID of course has put this passion on Pause for a while) and there have been times when we could have been disappointed because the weather hasn’t been kind.
I also know that SaD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is real and has is now known as Major Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern
Major depressive disorder with seasonal pattern, also referred to as winter or seasonal depression, is a syndrome with depression that starts and ends at the same time each year.
So I’m not downplaying the mental affects that rain and wintery months can have and if you do feel that you need help there is always someone or organisations to reach out to for help. In Australia that would be Lifeline 13 11 14.
Many of my friends have been in lockdown due to COVID for a year and this has been so challenging for them. But they have proven their resilience and refuse to allow the COVID ‘rainy days’ to bring them down. I’ve learned so much from my inspiring friends who have reminded me that:
You have a choice – you can make the best of the day or you can be disappointed and let the ‘weather of life’ spoil your day. Which will you choose?
What’s good about Rainy Days? I’ve come up with 10 reasons, can you add to them?
- Jumping In Puddles
- Snuggling up and reading a good book
- Walking along the beach
- A hot shower after a run or walk in the rain
- Rain can mean the breaking of a drought or relief for the firefighters fighting Bushfires. It means breaking the anxiety, stress and destruction drought and bushfires bring. In Australia’s drought affected areas or during Bushfire season, people pray for rain and rejoice when the rains come.
- Rainy days bring water to our gardens and wildlife
- Bright yellow raincoats and coloured umbrellas
- Baking – don’t you just love the smell of freshly baked bread?
- The opportunity to catch up on binge-watching our favourite series on Netflix
Have you had a rainy day spoil your day or did you just go ahead and make it happen?
Have you allowed life’s challenges to stop you from achieving a life you want?
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