Happy thoughts, thought 11


As a junior I am a member of the 500 something most stressed out people in school. Not only am I a junior but I am a student, along with about 2100 other kids, at one of the top ten high schools in the state and while the stress at any school can get rough, everyone knows that the pressure can be intense and the workload can be high.  So in the spirit of staying sane, I have started this blog to remind my fellow knights, and myself for that matter, to stop and smell the roses, take a walk in the park or watch a funny movie; essentially want everyone to take a deep breath and smile. Inspire d by the website 1000awesomethings.com, I will be posting this blog twice a week until the the end to the school year, 82 times in all, about things that are meant to make you grin. Happy moments, enjoyable memories, blissful feelings; you name it, I’ll post it. So, overall, take a minute to just relax and think happy thoughts.

Thought #11- Listening to the rain as you fall asleep

If it is not obviously enough all ready  I like my sleep. While it is true that I enjoy resting under any circumstances, I believe there is a prime time to curl up in bed and catch some z’s.

Let me spell it out for you:
As you lay down from a long day you wrap yourself in your covers like it’s some kind of human burrito and close your eyes as tight you can. Outside it is cool, a good 40 degrees and it’s raining outside. It’s not a drizzle but also not a thunderstorm. It is just enough rain to hear the rain drops bounce off the roof like tiny little pebbles.
This is the perfect soundtrack to fall asleep to because it reminds you of just how comfortable you are curled up in your warm bed. You, instead, are inside that little cocoon of blankets, warmth and love.  You could be cold and wet outside but you’re not and that’s awesome.
The soothing rhythm immediately calms you down from your undoubtedly worked up state. The calming plangs are the madness of the outside.
If you want to get all cheesy and literary about it you can say that the rain outside is a metaphor for the madness in your life. Being inside is you shutting out the stress of the rest of your life.
Being in a blanket sandwich like having a protective shell against the rest of humanity.  When you are here you untouchable to all of the people who are mad at you, you are somehow forgotten by all of your annoyed teachers and your nagging parents might as well not even exist.