I just felt the need to share my lifted spirits with you! Isn't it amazing how a few rays of sunshine and a little warmth can make you feel better – and I wasn't even down in the dumps in the first place.
I get cross when people moan about dull grey days when we have them – they're so frequent my feeling is that you just have to get on with life whatever the weather. But the last couple of days have been glorious and haven't I felt good?! I even see the sun rise (just) before I arrive at work.
I love our four seasons
With the first day of spring on Friday, it's bound to be raining by the weekend, but let's enjoy the brightness while it lasts. These early days with the promise of summer in them make our winters worth the effort, and while I can understand the appeal of living in a warmer climate, deep down I love our four seasons and all they bring to us.
'Life has many shadows, but the sunshine makes them all'
As a teenager I used to run past a pretty cottage in some woods. It had a saying carved into the wood above the front door, 'Life has many shadows, but the sunshine makes them all.' That thought has stuck with me, and has helped me through many a tough moment.
If we don't suffer the bad occasionally, how can we properly appreciate the good? And if such a simple thing as some March sunshine can help you forget your worries for a moment and feel the pleasure of hope for the future, that can't be bad!!
What's your life's motto?
I wonder what time of year is your favourite – do let me know. And if you have a little saying or motto that you like to remind yourself of every now and again, I'd love to hear it.
Enjoy your week, and feel the warmth of the sun on your back if you get the chance.
And if you see someone walking down the street with a silly grin on their face for no apparent reason, give them a wave – it's probably me!