It's raining today. And as I woke up this morning, I immediately thought - "Ugh, what a crappy morning." And - guess what?!!? It was. Owen was whiny. Alex was too "busy" to listen. The school bus was due to arrive. I was crabby. And they knew it!
Luckily we made it to the bus stop, just in time. My two boys hopped on the bus and I took a deep breath. I headed back home.
But, the rain cloud followed me in.
As I started the rest of my day, the foggy gray-ness hung over me. I tried to shake it. I tried to ignore it. I tried to fight it. But it was still there.
So I joined it.
I grabbed my pen, my journal, and sat down and wrote. I let the gray cloud and rain exist. I let it run it course. I allowed it to happen. My emotions exploded onto the paper and the attached feelings flowed freely.
Little had I known all that was bottled up inside.
Outside, I still hear the rain pitter-pattering on my roof.
Inside, the gray clouds are dissipating and my mood is lifting. I can even see the sun peaking through the clouds!
How do you deal with your rainy days?