Much of our Country has been underwater lately. And the usual reading on the Weather Channel App has looked a little something like this.
Typically, I’m not one who minds the rain. I mean sleeping in the rain? The. Best. It’s the frozen version of the rain that I’m not so fond of. What about you? Some people literally LOVE the rain and others, well, they’re a little more Karen Carpenter about the whole thing.
For me, some of my fondest memories have taken place in the rain.
My wedding day. It rained on and off all day, but never when we were outside #ThankYouJesus Besides, rumor has it that rain on your wedding day, is supposed to be good luck. 😉
In college, we got hit with a HUGE storm in downtown Minneapolis! It poured and because we were 19, my roommates and I took it as an open invitation to go outside and dance in the puddles. That day has a mental sticky note on it. I’m so glad we all get to be 19 at some point in our lives. I never want to lose that.
Lastly, Chris and I were on a date in a cute little down town area by our house when OUT OF NO WHERE a torrential downpour started to occur. And because we were a ½ mile from our car, we made the best of it. We played tag, we danced and laughed so hard my sides hurt.
Great memories can be made in the rain if you’ll allow yourself to let go.
Whenever the rain starts falling, either literally or figuratively, you need a strategy.
Literally: You need some cute rain gear.
Figuratively: You need a few good songs to pull you out of that rainy funk.
Lucky for you I’ve got your No Small Life COVERED on all fronts.
For Instance, here are a couple of the cutest umbrellas you ever did see:
H&M. Under $10. You’re Welcome.
Willing to spend a little bit more? How cheeky and cute is this Kate Spade “Rain Check” number? It’ll make you smile through all the gray cloudiness. 🙂
And this Umbrella…is in a bottle! How convenient is that?! No wet purse for you Miss Bottled Umbrella Toter.
And one more, when you have almost zero Umbrella budget, This gold polka dot number from, wait for it, the Dollar Spot at Target! Now, it’ll probably flip inside out at the first gust of wind, but still.
And of course you need a little something to splash in the puddles with right? Try these Chooka Classic Dot Rain Boots. They also come in Teal
And these Wellies by Joules, well, they stole my heart.
So you’ve got your rain gear, but what’s your game plan for pulling yourself out of a proverbial rain funk?
Well, 2 things.
First off, you need to get your thought life going in a positive direction. I wrote a whole super practical post on that here. Check it out, you won’t be sorry.
Second, why a playlist of course! You all know I love my playlists. Remember the epic date night playlist I gave you?
Here are a couple of songs to get you off on the right foot:
Need a good Motivational Anthem? Try Brave by Moriah Peters. Warning: you may have the random and sudden urge to kick box
How about a Worship song that is guaranteed to change your mood. It’s Science. don’t fight it. Try Alive by Hillsong Young & Free
Maybe you just need a good dose of Happy? Too obvious? Too 2014?
Well then let Macy Gray remind you of all of the Beauty in the World.
If you need something a little cheeky and kinda silly give Folding Chair by Regina Spektor a listen.
And if ALL ELSE FAILS to pull you out of your rainy funk, well then, just “Shut up and Dance” 😉
Don’t let the rain weigh down your beautiful No Small Life, learn to celebrate through it instead!
Until Next Time,
PS. How do YOU pull yourself out of a rainy funk?
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