In the north, our summers are short and the winters long, so when the sun peeks out from behind the clouds, it is essential we turn our faces towards it, slow down, and enjoy the warmth it brings (even if there’s still two feet of snow on the ground!). Taking time to notice and appreciate those sweet moments of contentment help us become happier beings in this tumultuous world; they can help us enjoy our journey here more.
When we turn our faces toward the sun, the shadows fall behind us. We can still know the shadows are there; we just don’t focus on them.
If you have a moment when you enjoy the warmth on your cheeks after a long, cloudy week, please share it. Maybe it was a kind word from a stranger, a smile from a neighbor, or someone paid for your coffee for no reason at all. Maybe you worked out (finally!) or had a day where you just felt fantastic. Those moments happen more than we notice. Let’s pay attention. And by sharing them, we can bask in the glow of each other’s sunshine.
Post your good moments here–those worth remembering, worth celebrating, worth sharing.
Or post a picture of yourself smiling into the sun.
Spread the warmth.