Today was another dark, rainy early spring day after what seemed like too many of them already. To be honest, when I woke up this morning, all I wanted to do was crawl back in bed and hibernate till summer. That wasn’t an option, however, so I sat at my desk drinking coffee because I felt like I needed to keep myself warm and awake, even though the indoor temperature hadn’t changed.

Then I got a sudden impulse to go outside and walk in the rain around midday, for no apparent reason. It was so strong that I had already put on my coat and stepped outside before I started to wonder what the heck I was doing. The rain came down steadily as I walked across the grass, and my coat and shoes soon got very wet; but the birds were chirping enthusiastically, and the world felt full of life. Nothing had really changed—but all at once it felt very different.

Word-art showing Calvin and Hobbes that says "It's funny how day by day, nothing changes. But when you look back everything is different."

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  1. This is great! You were truly embracing the moment, wish I could have joined you in the rain! 🙂

  2. That is the power of nature 🙂 It draws us to go out experience peace.

  3. Indira Mukhopadhyay

    What a brave thing to do and you got rewarded.

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