In one of our motherhood circles a few months ago we were talking about putting away a few holiday gifts (especially from very generous grandparents) for our kids to open on rainy days. We shared stories of how a new coloring book, set of stacking blocks, bath paints, or a $5 art kit from Michaels could turn a gloomy day (or a covid quarantine day) around.
It's a great strategy for our kids.
But what about us?
What if we could open a "rainy day" closet or an "I'm in a funk" drawer filled with wonderful goodies?!
Yes, we had a good laugh about this idea but then started diving in a bit more seriously. When we're having a hard day (or year) wouldn't it be nice to open a closet or drawer and find a few surprises to brighten things up a bit? What do we really want in those moments?
After a little more unpacking what would actually be most helpful, we challenged ourselves to make a list of things we could do to make us feel rejuvenated.
Here's what we came up with:
And we all deserve to feel good. To have our needs met. To take joy in the small things that can turn our days around.
What would you hide away for yourself in a "rainy day" closet?
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