Making the Best Use of a Rainy Day

When it rains, many of us think that the day is ruined and there’s no fun to be had. That couldn’t be farther from the truth!

Rainy days have power. Sometimes, you need the peace and quiet of a rainy day to slow down and meditate.

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Meditating on what really matters to you is a great way to use a rainy day. Listen to the soft sound of the rain hitting the earth and the buildings around you. Go outside and smell the way rain makes everything fresh and clean. Feel the renewal that rain brings to the earth and the creatures that inhabit it. Rain is cleansing, and you can be cleansed by it too.

You deserve the cleansing that rain brings. Rain can provide you with just what you need to feel healthy, whole and strong again. When you learn to appreciate the rain, it can lead you to a place of amazing peace and serenity.

Appreciate the Change That the Rain Brings to the World

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Rain and change go hand in hand. They match and mirror each other. Without water, there would be no life – no people, animals, or plants to enjoy. Everything that exists, grows, and develops in this world does so because there is rain available. Take time to appreciate the rain and be thankful for the chance to enjoy it!

Each and every day is a gift. Even the gloomiest of skies can bring sunshine into your heart. Rainy days invite your weary body and soul to slow down and count your many blessings.

Here are some things you can do to make the best use of a rainy day:

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  • Meditate, pray, or get in touch with the Creator.
  • Catch up on the sleep that you’re missing out on during busy, sunny days.
  • Read something of value that you’ve been putting off.
  • Practice a self-improvement activity you’ve been putting off for a while.
  • Get together with like-minded people who share your goals and values.
  • Call or write an old friend you haven’t spoken to in a while.
  • Play a board game or reminisce with your family.
  • Get rid of some of the clutter in your home that competes for your attention and robs you of peace.

Use a Rainy Day to Achieve Peace

A full calendar often drowns out your body’s cries for rest. Rain brings a slower pace that forces you to steer your day in a different direction than the hustle and bustle that you’re used to. When you do, it’s easier for you to see the value in the simpler things. Embracing simplicity and living life at a slower pace sometimes are vital components to a balanced life.

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The next time a rainy day comes your way, choose to slow down and embrace the opportunity to rest your mind and body. Pay attention to the softness that the rain offers. Experience a gentleness of spirit as you listen to the soothing sounds of the thunderstorm outside. And remind yourself that, when the storms of life come, you can experience this same peace!


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