A Rainy Monday

rain“Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.”  — The Carpenters.

Today is a rainy Monday morning.  The sky is gray and it has been a bit hard to get going this morning.  I don’t know if this combination always gets me down, but I suppose sometimes that it can.  What do you think?

I am glad that it is the start of a new week and a new week of possibilities.  But sometimes the lack of sunshine can effect me, as it is very overcast today and wet outside.

Last week Ian and I were sick.  That was a rough week and no fun at all!!  Today, however, we are feeling lots better but not quite back to ourselves yet.  We are getting there.

Slowly but surely we have been getting better and that is a blessing.  We had lots of lazy time and that is good! Yesterday afternoon, we played “Candyland” and “Chutes and Ladders.”  What fun that was to enjoy with Ian.

I hope and pray that you will stay well!  It seems that many people get sick this time of year, so take care of yourself and get plenty of rest.

I am reminded of the quote that without the rain there are no rainbows, or something like that.  I will try to be thankful today for the rain nourishing the grass, trees, and plants outside.  This water is doing some good for nature.

Besides, have you noticed how stunning everything looks the day after a storm?  The world looks much brighter somehow.

If you too are having a rough day, may the Lord stretch His hand upon you and help you realize that it won’t last that long.  And, may we remember He is always there with us to get through the tough and rough times.

And, here is hoping for the sun to come out tomorrow!