[Guest submission from Carson Leith]

My eyes open.

It’s morning and I’m warm in my bed. I hear rain outside, falling free, pattering softly on the window—rain I did not expect when I fell asleep the night before.

I slide out of bed and get a sweatshirt on to watch the rain for a few minutes, seeing our neighbor wearing poncho and walking his dog and a woman going on her run. The morning is blue and foggy.

I smile slowly and decide: “I’m going to seize the day today.”