Thursday, February 2, 2012

Weathering the Weather

The sun disappears for most of the winter here. You just have to keep right on living, knowing that it's still there, that it's waiting for the moment when you really can't take the gray for one more day, that it will show up when you need it the most. This is the way it is. Periods of gray can can be brutal. Broken relationships, crappy jobs, loss, injuries, heartache. You just have to keep going. Pretend like the sun is out, and do whatever it is you normally do. Embrace your support. Family, friends, hugs, and little daily joys will be your mud boots, down vest and rain coat. Just keep walking, running, working, riding, hiking, trying. Pretend you enjoy it until you actually DO enjoy it. The sun is still there, and it will show up. The perfect job, a new friend, a vacation, a boyfriend (or girlfriend) that brings you flowers and tea in the morning. When the rays finally do hit your face you have GOT to take the time to sit and enjoy. Bask in the way it makes you forget it ever left, take a deep breath and enjoy the warmth. It's so much better after the rain, it's always worth the wait.