Will I be happy today? Will You be happy today? Happiness is individual so we each determine our own state of happiness. I remember the winter a couple of years ago when there was a period of ten days to two weeks where the weather was so bad I just didn’t want to get out. After a few days of this it began to affect my mood and how I felt physically and I wanted it to end. I made the conscious decision that I had to get out of the house, get some exercise and fresh air. Once I did get out; I experienced relief like you wouldn’t believe. Last winter I carried the dread of this happening again with me all winter. Fortunately the winter was mild and that never happened.
Thursday last; Thanksgiving Day, was beautiful here but a dramatic change in the weather was forecast for the next day. I was thinking that this would probably be the last really nice day we would have before spring. Although yesterday morning was cloudy, threatening to rain and was rather cool, the sun came out and it became a beautiful day. Today is as well.
Focusing on the cold, dark and wet days can change our mood, our happiness even if the weather turns out to be beautiful. When we focus on the things we don’t want or focus on what might happen we never give happiness a chance. This winter may have a long period of where the weather may be cold, dark, wet and depressing but why worry about it, we can always choose to get out anyway and get some exercise and fresh air. Our happiness is what we make of it.
Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a happy and healthy day. David