It’s been rainy and cloudy and misty and drizzly and damp in New England. I think we’ve even broken records for consecutive rain days and/or low temperatures.
Everything is green and lush and brilliant and alive.
Which brings me to my point, here. We’re only given a certain amount of words to use in our lifetimes. These words are gifts. They are priceless gifts. Why waste even one syllable of these words on complaints about the weather? Weather is one thing we cannot change… but must we let it change us?
I do understand that weather conditions may impact an outdoor activity. Or even getting to an indoor activity. I understand that varying weather patterns control modes of transportation. I know that weather controls kids’ summer activities and lessons. I woke up this morning and peeked out my bedroom window only to discover that the rain will probably cancel my grandkids’ swimming lessons… much anticipated lessons.
But getting back to words. Take the 2 or 10 or 100 words that you would use today to reference the weather and say something kind or funny or loving or happy to someone. Anyone. Your child. A waitress. A cashier. Your mom or dad. Your spouse. A friend. A passerby.
The best part is that these words will impact your recipient more than all the weather in the world, combined. You only get so many words to use… so use them well. Your words are your gifts to the world.