I cried about the weather for the first time this year today. For the past few days it has been dreary, cold and windy here in Indiana and I can only handle so much before I start to question why I live here and not somewhere with constant sunshine and warm sandy beaches. I know it’s only temporary but if your sunshine starved soul has ever been trapped under dreary gray skies for any amount of time you’ll understand where I’m coming from. I feel as though I have been muddling through a great majority of my life the past month and the lack of fresh air and sunshine is starting to wear me down. Thankfully it’s not just me that feels overwhelmed by the gloomy cold, it seems that February and March are pretty terrible months for a lot of people.
The temptation to hide under the covers and sleep until April is strong lately, but I know it’s not an option. I have both big and little people counting on me to feed them, clean them, entertain them, and love them and I certainly can’t do that from my bed. As I went through the motions of the day there were little moments that stood out to me, taking a warm bubble bath with Vivi, rocking her to sleep, snuggling Addie when she came home from school and hugging my husband when he came home early. While it’s certainly not the literal sunshine my soul desperately longs for, it was enough to keep me afloat through another day. I started thinking about things that make me feel good no matter what the weather is outside, the little things that can get me through a day, a week, a month or an entire season when sunshine is sparse and fresh air is generally frigid. Here are the things in my life that are always good, always simple and always bring me pure happiness no matter what else is going on around me.
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What is something that brings you peace and comfort no matter what else is going on in your daily life?