It is a very cold day in the Toronto area today and many are grumbling about it. The sun is also shining which has been a relatively rare occurrence since winter started in October.
I am especially appreciative of the brightness and warmth because it has been missing in action most of the time. I am also reminded of those who suffer from SAD or seasonal affective disorder which is exacerbated by low levels of light and especially sunlight. Having spent too much of my life being sad, I can't say for me that it was more evident in winter with lower levels of light.
I am just so grateful that my daily routine of exercise and writing about gratitude first thing in the morning has banished my chronic sadness. I have much empathy for SAD sufferers and wonder if such a daily routine would help. [Russell]