Change and Rain

I’m finally back to taking part in Five Minute Friday, a link-up hosted by Kate Motaung. She posts a word, which we then write about for five minutes. Head on over to see what everyone else has written or to link up yourself!

This week’s prompt: Park


Hm. Noun or verb? There’s a wonderful park right by my house, full of trees and good paths, but I haven’t been there in ages. That sums up how I’ve been lately, I suppose. Knowing there are good things out there, but not necessarily taking advantage of them. I’m content to sit in my same-old place, which may be comfortable in its familiarity but not the best there is, not the best I can do. 

I’ve been working to move, to do things differently and better, and to see the good things around me and revel in them. Change is hard–you’d think I’d remember this, but every time it takes me by surprise. Change is hard work, long days of choosing the new and the difficult-in-unfamiliarity over and over. Good work, but hard. I keep forgetting.

Now I want to go to the park, but it’s rainy and gray and gorgeous today. I love rainy days. They make colors more alive, and the sound of rain is so soothing, and then I can sit inside and read or write or clean or just drink a cup of tea. Those things are worth doing, too, and yesterday I walked to work and prayed and saw the autumn flowers covered in bumblebees and honey bees. Today I’ll savor the rain.


11 thoughts on “Change and Rain”

  1. I hope you went right out in that rain and enjoyed it–and then dried off and sat by the window with tea and a good book. Your post is motivating me to all those things…


    1. I’m so glad!

      I’m afraid I didn’t, but instead I dove into the pile of work I have waiting. It was almost as satisfying, and I was lucky enough to be able to go out in the rain yesterday.


  2. Ugh, I struggle with change too. And the introvert in me only makes it that much harder to kick myself out the door and not remain “parked” in my house every evening.
    Peace for your weekend.
    Patricia (FMF#31)


  3. Alina, sorry it’s taken me a few days to get over here. πŸ™‚ What a great post. Like you, I don’t always take advantage of those things that are best for me, because, yes, they usually require some discomfort. Or inconvenience. Oh, that I would choose that which is best over the desire for comfort. πŸ™‚

    Rainy days ARE nice. πŸ™‚


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