Just a few days back it had rained every day for over a week; people were getting depressed. I didn’t but there have been times like this in the past where I did. There was a time a couple of winters back where it was really cold ( for this part of the country anyway ) and cloudy, dark and dreary and it began to get to me. Luckily I realized what was happening and that I had to do something differently. I started to get outside every day, and do something, get some exercise regardless of how the weather was and I felt much better, both physically and mentally.
Since the rain finally let up it has been sunny and bright for several days. It has also been warmer until today ( Monday ). It is still sunny and bright but a good bit cooler. Anyone’s mood should have been brightened by this beautiful weather. The reason I am writing this is to say that we can not be happy if we are to just let the weather or any other single factor determine how we feel. There were many things we could be grateful for during the days of cold and rain. I am grateful that I have a house to keep me warm and dry, food to eat, good health, a family that loves me , good friends and numerous other things that I have every day, regardless of the present circumstances. The key here is to not let the lesser days over shadow the happiness of the greater days. If we think about it we can find something to feel happy about any day, every day, all day. We all have to work at it; but if we focus on the good instead of the bad, we will find that there is usually more good than there is bad.
Well the TV weather man, or is it the weather lady has already started talking about the next rain that is on the way and the temperature in the morning will be one of the lowest of the winter. What are we to do; smile, this too shall past, it always does. If you will notice; no matter how good it is or how bad it is, it will change. Sometimes we get aces and sometimes we get deuces but there is always another hand.
I hope you have a good day, regardless of the circumstances of the particular day. I know you can.
Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day. David Johnson