It has rained, actually poured for two days straight in the DC area. Roads near me were closed because of high water and I’ve gotten multiple flood warning alerts on my phone. I’m a fan of rain, BIG fan. Here’s a couple of reasons why…..
1. Rain is cleansing to me. I like to think of all the junk being washed away and making room for new things like flowers. I also imagine this in my own life, water is cleansing – physically, spiritually, emotionally yada yada yada
2. Rain gives me a chance to slow down and not feel bad about it. On a bright sunny day I better be getting things accomplished or I’m annoyed at myself. Rain? Well I don’t feel so bad curling up on the couch snuggling with the littles and putting my to-do list aside for the day.
3. Rain helps things grow. You know the adage – April showers bring May flowers. Well I love flowers and trees of all kinds and I love how pretty everything looks the day after it rains.
I don’t like the type of rain that happened on Tuesday and Wednesday for one reason and one reason only - the damn smell of worms and the worm carnage all over the roads and trails.
There aren’t many things in hate in life. My mom taught me from a young age that hate was a powerful word and I should always try to use strongly dislike in it’s place, but hell if I don’t HATE the smell of worms.
Yesterday while navigating puddles in an outdoor shopping area, I had to cover my nose because of the smell of worms. As I gagged I literally noticed hundred of worms dying on the sidewalks. UGH.
On this mornings 7 miler there were dead and dying worms everywhere but thankfully the powerful scent of flowers and trees blooming overtook it.
Please tell me I am not the only crazy person who can’t stand the smell? I literally spent 20 minutes yesterday googling why they smell so bad when it rains.
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