Everyone always associates rain with something dreary, unwanted. But it doesn’t have to be so. It doesn’t always have to impede on your plans. It should actually count as making your plans more interesting. Watching your surroundings when it rains is one of the most enthralling experiences. When it rains, the streets clear quickly. Everyone wants to evacuate as if it’s not water but acid falling from the sky. To sit and watch is one of the most wondrous luxuries of life. To watch small animals scurry. To watch birds flying for shelter. To watch people running towards their destinations, only half aware of the splashes their feet make in the puddles. Too often, people forget to watch because they are so involved being the one hurrying to their destination. It’s healthy to take the time to see what’s happening around you and to notice the small things. When it rains, the water droplets crash onto different surfaces, creating a percussion of nature. In those moments, with a half-smile splayed across your face, you get lost in a world that’s shared with everyone, yet entirely your own.