I used to hate rainy days and Sundays………..
………. not sure if if was the Carpenters song (which I have only just realised is about Mondays and not Sundays!! – I had even changed that in my mind, to bring evidence to my thinking.)
But today is a Sunday and a rainy day and although it is just beginning, I am really enjoying it and looking forward to how it will reveal its delights.
I was just really struck by that change – coming after many years now of changing my focus to the things I like rather than the things I don’t, has brought changes that I don’t always realise. This is one of them…..
Today I am appreciating:
that I am appreciating what I have, rather than looking at what I don’t have, which was a habit for many years (this feels so much better!)
being warm and cosy in my lovely home
snuggling on the couch with the dog and cat as I am writing this
having great rain gear to go out for a walk later with the dog
the days getting longer, so there is more time to go out
the different things I have to do in the house that really interest me – knitting a cardigan, art work, dressmaking.
movies to watch and TV programmes to catch up on
time to cook some really tasty food
time to nap and snooze if I want to
time to call friends who live away I haven’t spoken to in a while
……………. and much more
but mainly, the first thing I appreciated – that I get to choose where I put my attention, and I know where that feels better.