I know that all living things, like plants and people, need water to survive. Seriously, the grass in my yard is nearly ankle-high. It needs to be cut desperately, but with the rain not ENDing until sometime this weekend (a.k.a. prime mowing time) it likely won't be done til some point next week. And I can live with that.
What I can't live with is my children (both my own and the ones I care for at work) being stuck inside for days on end due to weather. They need to run and around and be silly. I need them less wacky and goofy. They need the sunshine (or even just clouds) and fresh air. Sidenote: did anyone else know that playing outside actually BOOSTS the immune system?
I am also having a hard time being grateful for Mother Nature's showers. In some areas, all of the rain has led to massive floods and damage. In other places, namely Texas, they can't buy a drop. There are fires there burning out of control. Farmers are literally selling livestock for $25 each. They are desperate for the rain, and I wish I could send it to them.