I've noticed a new word floating around the internet that describes a lover of rain as a Pluviophile. The definition is as follows: (n) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

Now I can honestly say this is me 100%. I grew up in a rather hot climate where we encountered many droughts but every time it rained I always found peace. The smell of it can always bring back good memories of the little amount of times we did get rain in my childhood and the sound can always keep me mellow.

I've met people who can't stand the rain and say that the dark clouds make them depressed but it has the total opposite affect on me. I enjoy seeing a grey sky and watching the clouds roll in. Plus there is the fun of running and playing in the rain with my kids when it is coming down so hard you can hardly see in front of you.

So are you a Pluviophile or do you hate it when it rains?