The weather has been a topic of conversation across the nation for nearly a month. However, very little of that news is actually news–we are all in the middle of living with the colder than normal temperatures and additional amounts of snowfall, no big announcements needed. It is winter, it is cold, there is snow.When we do tune into media outlets for information, it would be helpful if in their sharing, they could do it with a positive spin– always–and in ways that would make people remember that they have most likely lived through other weather episodes in their life and survived them. Doing anything other than this leads to sullen moods about the weather. I don’t understand this–we have had weather daily, we understand the patterns and how to react. Right?
The only time to be miserable about the weather is when we do not have the capacity to experience it.
Those in hospice care would gladly trade where they are for an experience of the weather, whatever it might be — if only they could once again be healthy enough to experience it.
It is when we do not have the ability to know what the weather is or to feel it that we are in trouble. Our experience of it, whatever that is, is not nearly as bad.
In regions of the country and around the world where the winter season is typically icy and prolonged and dark, people use bright colors inside their homes and wardrobes to lighten their mood.
Bright colors do indeed have a positive impact upon our perspective.
Keeping it simple and inexpensive, adding fresh color filled flowers to a room adds a bit of cheeriness.
And if you make it a bowl of something both beautiful and delicious…all the better.Our environment impacts our mood, we can influence our environment–do it with color as though this is your garden. Winter is a perfect and beautiful time to experiment with colors and see how it impacts your state of mind. Build upon your inner strength for the next 70 days and I bet you will welcome the next season in a more confident, empowered, and cheery mood. Try it!