Oh, the rainy days.
Rainy days, like today, make me want to jump into comfy sweatpants or yoga pants, lose myself in a giant oversized cotton t-shirt or soft worn-in hoody, and slip into thick fleecy socks.
It makes me want to curl up on the couch with my books and journals (yes, plural), sip something hot from a giant mug and even indulge in a warm chocolate chip cookie… or two.
What is it about a wet fall day that follows so many warm summer days, that makes us all want to begin hibernating?
On these rainy days, it’s like I get permission to get cozy in a warm, soft spot – on the couch, under a blanket, or in my bed – away from the wet chilly world outside my front door. I get to be safe and sheltered. Almost like the rest of the day can’t expose me, that work can’t touch me, and that nothing is so important that it can’t wait.
To me, the soft rain feels like a gentle reminder from Mother Earth: “darling, you’ve been out socialising and buzzing for all of my sunshiny days. It’s time to be with yourself and family, inside. It’s time to cuddle up and find a cozy warm place, while you unplug. You don’t have to keep up with the go-go-go world right now. It’s time to slow down, darling.”
Ahhh. Blissful. That is a reminder I am happy to hear and accept..
May your rainy days be cozy and warm…