"Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away..." I always loved the intro theme for Sesame Street.
Nothing depresses me more than gray skies. Winter in Michigan, especially November and February, is filled with gray skies. I didn't realize how accustomed I was to the gray until we moved to Missouri. I wrote my mom, "It's January and the sun is shining! All the time!"
When the sun is out, I have all kinds of energy. I'm eager to get things done. I want to write.
For several years, we would visit our son in the winter when he lived in Arizona. What a difference in my mental health. All that sunshine! As much as we love that he and his family now live a short distance away, I do miss going to AZ or anywhere south. With covid, we didn't travel south this year. Again, I noticed the difference in my energy and creative level. Zilch.
Living near around the Great Lakes is wonderful in the summer, spring, and fall. But winter is not good.
Vitamin D supplements help a little. Our daughter gave me a "happy" lamp, one that's supposed to replicate the benefits of sunshine, especially for those who have SAD (seasonal affective disorder). I guess I'm ready for the gray days ahead.
I've learned to appreciate and be grateful for the sunny days.
Do sunny days affect you? What about the gray ones?
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