It’s been raining here all day, and although some people might find that depressing, I happen to like a rainy day. I love to listen to the sound of the rain outside, especially when I’m warm and dry inside. It just seems to make me all that much more thankful for everything I have in my life. It provides a great excuse for curling up on the couch with a blanket and a good book, or snuggling with your hubby and kids and watching a movie together. It gives you the time to do all those “rainy day” things that you put off on other days, like cleaning out closets, working on  favourite hobbies, tidying up the house and reorganizing things. I guess it’s kind of like nesting. The rain and dropping temperature is a reminder that the weather is getting colder and we will be spending more time in doors than out, so it makes sense that we’d want to get things in order at home and make it as cozy as we can.

There’s something so mesmerizing about the rain. I could sit and stare out the window at the rain for quite a while and get lost in my thoughts. I wouldn’t normally sit and stare out the window, because everything is still and looks the same. But with the rain, it’s constantly moving, it’s steady, rhythmic, it entrances you. And I love to watch the rain on the water, even if it’s only in a puddle in my driveway.

I think I’ll go find my yummy vanilla scented candle to light  and make a fresh pot of coffee, because rainy days make me want to enjoy the warmth of my home that much more, and celebrate every moment as a special one.


Jennifer Grigg