I live in the UK. Yup, that’s right, I live in lovely, rainy Britain. In fact I live in Wales and for some odd reason, the rain here is an awful lot wetter than it was when I lived in Plymouth or even when I lived in Suffolk. There always seems to be a lot more of it as well.
You remember that bit in MIB II? Where K is talking to Laura? This bit:
Agent K: When you get sad it, always seems to rain.
Laura: Lots of people get sad when it rains!
Agent K: It rains because you’re sad, baby.
Anyway, the amount of rain we get here during the autumn, winter and spring tends to knock my mood right down. So when it’s sunny, my mood picks up.
Right now, it’s cool and breezy but it’s also bright and sunny with a blue sky that seems to go on forever. It’s the sort of weather that I love, that I deliberately keep my computer next to the window for, that makes me want to just laugh and celebrate.
The colours of the world brighten and the music of nature is louder when the sun is out. I can write more; I have a longer anger fuse and a thicker skin and I eat less. Everything and everyone seems happier. There are more smiles and laughter on the breeze.
So #3 on my 100 days to be happy list? Sunshine.
Why? Because when it rains, sunshine brings out the Rainbow.