Saturday, April 12, 2008

Sweating the Small Stuff

Unexpectedly, today turned out to be a lovely day! And I almost didn't appreciate it.

When I woke up this morning, I heard the rain pelting my skylight. When I actually got up, I was feeling chilly & crappy (I've got a bit of a cold). After my shower, still chilly & grouchy, I pulled on a sweater, blazer, and warm socks. I then walked out into what I thought was a cold, drizzly day.

Surprise! The sun was beginning to peek out & I had to pull out my sunglasses. By the time I got to campus, it was warm, sunny & lovely. Walking to the library, I couldn't help grousing to myself a little: "I'm wearing too-heavy clothes for the weather, I thought it was supposed to be colder, etc. etc." Then, I stopped & reminded myself to just enjoy the weather & stop worrying about the little things.

So here's to a nice day today & a few forecast for later in the week. Here's to stepping outside without bracing yourself for the cold! Here's to the decks in Portsmouth opening last Thursday night! And here's to letting go of your stressful life, even if just for a minute, and enjoying the first real days of spring. :)

1 comment:

East Coast Teacher said...

It's great, isn't it? I spent the afternoon reading at my favorite lake, flip flops and capris out again. The breeze was gentle, the sky was bright, and the sun was reflected on the water.

Nothing like the beginning of spring to put a smile on your face, huh?