Getting My Mind off Pain in the Rain

Seriously, stop.
Seriously, stop.

Stop. I mean stop doing what you’ve always done, the way you’ve always done it. If you do, you will see different things, different behaviors – and even if you see the same old things, you will see them differently because of the change you have made. We are placed in this world of seemingly endless variety for a reason. Variety and change, they refresh us, stimulate creativity and new thought, and well, just make life fun.

Today it’s gray and rainy, not the kind of day that you think “hey, it’s time to go out for a walk and get all wet”. But I needed a walk pretty badly. I made the mistake of attempting a workout video with Dr. J (who is half my age) over the weekend. Who knew that 25 minutes of half-hearted exercise could produce such pain? I picked up an umbrella and headed out. I’m glad I did. I saw all this.

there's something comforting about a soft, gentle, rain. It's just water...
there’s something comforting about a soft, gentle, rain. It’s just water…
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Against the grayness, colors go crazy. They “POP”!
You see colorful surprises everywhere
You see colorful surprises everywhere
Even white is... whiter?
Even white is… whiter?
Green is greener.
Green is greener.
Awesome is even more awesome.
Awesome is even more awesome.
Awesome
Awesome
My aunt's front porch, awesome.
My aunt’s front porch, awesome.
mounds of flowers, yeah, awesome
mounds of flowers, yeah, awesome
love it
love it
I love color.
I love color.
So go take a walk outside, even if it's raining (or snowing). See things differently. Just sayin'.
So go take a walk outside, even if it’s raining (or snowing). See things differently. Just sayin’.

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