Yep. I'm one of “those” people.
One of those people, who actually enjoy the rain.
I was walking out of an appointment this morning and that light drizzle of rain hit my skin and I instantly got a mood boost.
Not many people can say the same.
Do you have things like that? That no matter someone else's opinion, you just love it?
It's like having a superpower. You can be happy when everyone else around you is grumpy and upset.
What makes that happen? Why is it that some people find the weirdest things to be happy about, and other people can find the worst in everything?
It's what we're looking for.
You look for the good. You'll find it. Look for the bad. You'll find it.
What is something that is completely out of your control, like the weather, or traffic, etc. Something you absolutely can't change but makes you angry, frustrated or sad?
What would it take to flip that script in your life, and find good in it?
For instance, rain. Sure, some look out the window and see dreary, they see cold, they see wet, and just yuck.
Then there are the “weirdos” like me.
- Nourishment for the plants.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the smell of
a fresh rain.
Now mind you, add in a biting cold wind or almost freezing temps. I'm not so much a fan anymore. Any other rain, slow drizzle, bit fat ploppy drops, doesn't matter to me.
I'm ALL IN. I just soak it up. It's a full body experience for me.
Maybe that's why I enjoy it so much. No matter what is going on. If I allow it to, it immediately snaps me into the now, into the present moment. I can just breathe in nature for a moment. It's like a huge recharge for me.
I've even lived in one of those perpetually rainy cities, and still never got tired of it.
I used to hate the summer. The heat, the constant stickiness from sweating, just yuck. Then I worked on finding the joy in it.
Feeling the sun on my skin, feeling the warmth. Just taking a moment to really feel the heat radiating back off of the earth, versus down from above. It's only a subtle difference at times, but it also brings me into the moment and I can find the joy there.
What really gets you down, but is something completely out of your control?
I encourage you to start looking for the small things that can flip the script on that and help you begin to enjoy it. It will completely change your day.
Do it often enough, and eventually with all of the things that bother you…and it could change your life.