In the state of Colorado, rain is a welcome and occasional thing. We do pride ourselves (which is not ours to claim at all) on over 300 days of sunshine per year. To our surprise we have now had 40 days and 23.46 inches of rain or snow melt, most of which has been in April & May. This type of weather has an effect on CO residents who spend a lot of time out doors hiking, working, sleeping and having fun. I know we are keeping our regular running schedule, even in the misty early evening conditions, as I am sure others have done.
I love that I am an eternal optimist, not a Pollyanna, because I see sunshine even in the rain. I don’t push aside the obvious or ignore the reality. I see hope and not failure. I get to use my KU Jayhawk umbrella, greet singers as they rush inside for a voice lesson, talk about how the water is carving grooves into the earth that weren’t there before and connect with others who have been pumping water out of their basements since Mother’s Day like us.
I encourage you to find the creative light within the dark day. To go within to connect with your passions – draw, color, paint… If the weather is making you sad, get a happy light to increase the Vitamin D you need and connect with others as a source of inspiration – not to find a comrade for complaining. Remember, you can always put on a raincoat and swing on a lamppost while singing at the top of your lungs. This worked well for a movie shoot, even on the day that the big star had the flu. Enjoy the rain, friends.