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The Secret Life of A Pluviophile: Why Gloomy Days Bring Me Happiness

Don't you just love a rainy day? The sound of raindrops tapping against the window, the chilly breeze, and the sky's dark, moody atmosphere, occasionally pierced by a ray of sunshine. It might sound a tad gloomy to some, but to me, it's pure magic! There's something about the stillness and peace that comes with a dark, cold day that brings me immense joy and contentment. It's as if the world hits pause for a moment, giving me a chance to catch my breath and appreciate the beauty of the moment.

I am absolutely enamoured with the smell of rain and the way it refreshes the world around us. There's something magical about the gentle tapping of raindrops on the ground and the way they cling to the leaves of trees and plants. Even the ocean takes on a new life as dark clouds loom overhead, creating a stunning contrast of blue, green, and gray. To truly experience this kind of day is to feel at one with nature. The air is cleaner and fresher, free of smog and dust, and the sounds of construction are replaced with the sounds of life. Everywhere I look, I see signs of new beginnings - plants reaching out for nourishment, baby animals emerging from their nests, and birds swooping down to catch worms. This is a time when nature truly flourishes, and I can't help but feel rejuvenated alongside it.

Gloomy days offer me a chance to slow down, breathe and take a mental break from the stresses of everyday life. They are a reminder that there's more to life than schedules and to-do lists. They give permission to pick up a book, write, nest and organise, nap and light candles - They inspire simplicity. When the sun is shining, it's easy to get swooped up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But when the rain is pouring down, everything seems to slow down, allowing me to appreciate the simple things in life, and find inspiration, creativity and joy in the small moments.

As I sit here, watching the raindrops trickle down my window, I can't help but feel a sense of comfort and security. I take a deep breath, smile, and wrap myself in a cozy blanket on my couch with a mug of warm cacao. The sound of the rain hitting the roof is simply magical and fills me with excitement. It's amazing how the rain can create such a lovely feeling of calmness and safety in my own little bubble, shielded from the outside world. Listening to the rain wash away my stress and worries is incredibly soothing and therapeutic. This moment of inner peace and escape from reality is something that I cherish deeply, and I'm so grateful to be able to relax and simply be.

As a fellow pluviophile, I'm thrilled to meet you and share in the joy of rainy days. Let's enjoy this moment together! If you would like to keep in touch, be sure to join my Simply Letter Community.

Sending love as always.

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Hi, I'm Julie Ann

I'm an Australian Writer who strives to live a holistically simple life in sync and at one with nature, I tell poetic stories about slow living, re-wilding, homeschooling and all the beautiful things I see on this magical journey called life.

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