Wouldn’t it be nice if we could give some of the rain we’ve been receiving here in the Northeast to places that really want it? I know people in Texas would gladly take it. If only Mother Nature would share a little.
As I’m sitting here writing this blog, the sky is grey again. We had a very heavy downpour last night and I got some water in my basement. I am not complaining, as I feel very fortunate after all of these soaking rains that flooded people’s homes, farms, and livestock. Yet it reminds me of how much the weather has to do with attitudes and outlooks on life.
I for one think the endless grey skies get very boring, tiring, and somewhat depressing. Yet a rainy day — every once in awhile – isn’t a totally bad thing. In fact, my kids tell me they like those kinds of weather days. Is it because rainy days are the type of days that allow you to kickback and relax without any guilt? If it’s raining you can’t go outdoors to weed or mow …right?
I know a good snowstorm makes me feel like I have a pass for the day. Especially when events get cancelled and the roads are just too slippery to say drive to the gym…. But what about endless days of sunshine? Do they ever get boring?
When I’m on vacation, I’d prefer all the days to be sunny and warm, but I usually only take a week off at a time. But what about places that are always sunny? Do people get perhaps the opposite of Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is often caused by a lack of sunlight during colder days and seasons? I’m thinking it’s possible.
For me, it would depend on the type of sunny days. Day after day of clear, sunny days with comfortable temperatures and low humidity might not get boring for quite some time. However, days of extreme heat and drought, has to get old and very boring especially when you’re trying to keep your gardens growing, crops alive, or animals watered.
Fortunately, weather has a way of changing (usually) so hopefully the grey skies will soon be replaced with blue ones, and for Texas, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you blue skies to turn to grey, wet ones.
But what do you think? Do you feel the weather has a lot to do with your attitude? What type of weather, just rainy, grey days or does endless sun get boring too? Would love to hear your thoughts.