I have overslept. I jump out of bed and open the blinds…expectant of a calm, dry day. It’s the best I can hope for in winter. I am in Scotland after all. I am disappointed by what I see, dull, rainy and windy weather. I can see that the weather will not be playing ball today. Despite this, I remind myself that I have something to be grateful for. You see, I have a very beautiful view from my bedroom window of pure nature. I practically see the seasons change before my eyes every morning through this window. I like it.
If there is one lesson that living in Scotland has taught me, it’s to not let outside influences affect your mood, and your life, including the weather. Waking up to horrible weather in winter, can easily be depressing, if we allow it to, yet fun, if we choose to be creative and use every day as an opportunity to enjoy life; perhaps not in the same way as the summer months, but in life enhancing ways non-the –less.