It is astounding how much people complain about the weather. I work directly with the public, in retail, and of course much of the complaining is just chit-chat, but still . . . it surely does come up a lot!We seem to be content for about 2 hours after a weather shift. Alert, cheerful, interested in the change. Then, after that, the climate complaints commence. . .
Sunny outside? “we sure could use some rain . . . my garden is drying out . . .”
Raining outside? (and it usually is) ” I am so tired of the gray. I wish the sun would come out . . . “
A warm sunny winter day? “I sure wish it would snow.”
Snowing outside? “I can’t wait till it all melts away . . . oh, when will springtime come . . . “
I myself, having come from a desert place to this lush, damp, fragrantly green world of the Pacific Northwest, love the gentle steady rains. They are a baptism of life for every creature–a testament to the abundant grace and blessings of God.
I thank the Lord for the soft pattering on the roof, the sparkling drops on every leaf and twig, the fresh green smell all around. No complaints here!