For the last week or 2 I have woken up almost every morning to yet another dark, cloudy sky. I know it’s November and it is to be expected but it just feels depressing to wake up every day to the same gloomy view. It’s the same for me every year. When it gets dark, cold and completely overcast I just want to throw in the towel and go into hibernation until Spring. Does anyone else feel like that?
I’ve realised that since I can’t change the weather I have to change my attitude and look for the things that make me feel happy. I get most of my happiness from the simple things in life but I seem to have forgotten that lately. Yesterday I might have woken up to gloomy skies but also the most beautiful morning mist. It’s all about attitude right?
When I walked into the living room in the morning, I was greeted with a beautiful view from the window over our communal garden and I enjoyed this view while I ate a big, healthy bowl of warming cinnamon oat porridge. The mist hung over all the silent terrace houses and the garden where the two big trees are still shedding their colourful leaves, making everything seem quiet and almost magically mysterious in the slow drizzle of rain that was silently falling.
I truly believe that happiness in life does not only come from the grand moments or gestures we get but also, and maybe even more so from all of those quiet, fleeting moments, from the little and often unnoticed things that make life truly special but which we often overlook.
The mist was a reminder for me to always look for those things and I will keep reminding myself of this, even when everything looks a bit grey. After all, that grey cloud could be a quiet mist turning a regular Wednesday into something special. *