Friday, February 24, 2006

Rainy Day Ahead

Tomorrow's forecast is calling for a 100% chance of rain, all day. It seems like every weekend for the past couple of months or so we've had rain, which has frustrated my intentions to finally clear the leaves out of my yard and kill the weeds that are sprouting up. But I'm actually looking forward to a rainy day.

I don't have to be anywhere tomorrow. I did my grocery shopping last night, made my Target run earlier in the week. So my plans for tomorrow are to sleep late (which, in my case, usually means 8:00!), enjoy a big cup of coffee while I read the newspaper, veg out on HGTV, pop a couple of movies in the DVD player, and lounge around.

Oh yeah, I do plan to do some things around the house--clean my bathroom, gather all my info for doing my taxes, maybe give my dog a bath. But a rainy day invites leisure, invites me to relax and not feel guilty that I'm not slaving away in my yard or driving all over town running errands. Rain invites me to slow down, and that is sometimes a much-needed break, especially after a stressful week.

When we experience spiritual "rain" in our lives, when everything is not sunny and bright, perhaps that is God's way of inviting us to slow down as well. Our bodies, minds and souls all need a sabbath, all need to relax and release our worries and stress to Him.

No matter the weather is where you are, I hope you have a relaxing weekend!


That Girl said...

My parents are coming down to work on my "Daddy Do" list. I guess I'll be working hard, too!

DJG said...

I love to "veg-out" on rainy days...