Self-Care Sunday: Rain

by - April 07, 2019

That just about perfectly sums up this past week. It literally poured almost every day and I'm okay with that.

 I'm starting to become the type of person who looks for the silver lining in things, slowly, but, surely. I'm also not that affected by gloomy weather because I find it cozy, IDK, I guess I'm a weirdo like that lol.

Flowers are the complete opposite of what you would think as gloomy and that's what I love about them. Even in the rain, flowers radiate like the sun.

Optimism is something that I'm trying to incorporate more into my self-care routine but not in a naive Pollyanna sort of way. When I say optimism, what I really mean is that attitude of trying to find a silver lining in everything. I feel like the more you see that the good and bad in life can coexist, the more grateful you become about your life. I've read a lot lately on gratitude and often that is interlaced with optimism. The reason they often intersect one another is the more gratitude you exercise in your everyday life, the more optimistic your disposition naturally becomes.  Some of the happiest people in the world say they practice gratitude every day, so there has to be something to it.

A lot of people see self-care as treating yourself better, being kinder to yourself, and while that's definitely very important, just as important is gratitude. If you think about it, how many times have you woken up ready to start your day and not given a single thought to how lucky it is that your breathing. You were blessed to wake up and get to see beautiful flowers in the bushes. That is gratitude at it's finest.

So, the next time you walk past a wall or a bush full of flowers, stop and smell the roses. (pun intended 😉)

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