I also caught my fist glimpse of a great swathe of daffodils planted along the road side every year, signalling hopes of spring (I couldn't take a picture because we sped past too quickly).
I would say I love the rain too, but I keep thinking of all of the people around Britain at the moment faced with their homes being flooded. On a very windy, wet and cold day like today, there is nothing lovelier than snuggling down at home with blankets and warm food and a good book. That thought keeps turning my mind to all of the people who have lost everything and can't get back to their homes.
It's heartening to see United Muslim Association UK (UMA UK) have stepped and are offering help:
“It is important that organisations work together on coordinated relief effort. With the number of charities joining UMA UK, I am sure we will make a big difference when we activate all of the volunteers.
“It looks like we will be getting involved in the clean-up operation. We will also need to go out to our local hardware suppliers to see what we can get them to donate to help with the clean-up.”
You can find out more from their Facebook page here. I really liked their note to keep an eye out for elderly neighbours.
Dua when it is raining:
اللَّهُمَّ صَيِّبًا نَافِعًا
allaahumma ṣayyiban naafi‛a
Allah, may it be a beneficial rain.