Gratitude Challenge Day Six

“Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice.”
– Attributed to Joseph B. Wirthlin

The theme for day five of the gratitude challenge is something in nature that makes you happy, which is an easy choice; the sound of rain and thunderstorms. There is something relaxing about listening to the rain falling, especially if it is falling onto a tin roof and I am inside, warm and dry. I have become a big fan of the Rainy Mood website, which simply plays the sounds of rain, including heavy rain, light rain and low intensity thunderstorms. I used it quite extensively whilst writing my Honours Dissertation last year, and I like to use it still, when I am working on these articles, or doing my planning and programming for school.

Being raised in the country (I am originally from Tamworth in the north-west slops and plains of NSW) rain is also a life-sign. I am a child of the eighties and my school years were the nineties, so I grew up with strong knowledge of what droughts can do. There is no other sound that I find more relaxing than the sound of, except, perhaps, the sound of waves crashing on the beach, or Pink Floyd’s P.U.L.S.E Album.

So I am grateful for the relaxing sound of the rain falling,providing calmness even in a busy classroom.

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