Last night about 10:00 it poured down rain at my house. And I do mean poured! I was sitting on my bed clipping coupons. Clipping coupons is a never ending job I've decided and I do believe that coupons multiply like rabbits. I'm very organized and keep them in a notebook and I save a good bit of money because they are all nice and neat and where I can find them. I watch the sale flyers and I know which stores double coupons and which ones don't. All of that is beside the point and has nothing to do with this post. Just thought I'd tell you that.
Anyway, it poured. What a great night for sleeping, I thought! Don't you just love it when God sends rain at bedtime and you can hear it on the roof and the shrubs? It's like a lullaby playing just for you. When I got up this morning it looked like He had washed the world all clean and shiny. The sun was bright and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Looking out I thought it must be a beautiful spring day....I bet it gets to 70° today. Temporary memory loss - this is February and it's still winter and I knew it when I went out to put something in the car. That wind was definitely not spring-like.
As the day went on I didn't pay much attention to the weather. I had stuff to do in the house....you know the kind of stuff I mean, beds to make & floors to sweep & and a shower to take & and makeup to put on & e-mails to answer. I ran out the door about 11:00 to go to the library and bank and post office and it was just a perfect day....cool and crisp but still the sun was shining. This afternoon I went to physical therapy to work out on the torture devices and to exercise in the pool and all of a sudden, the sun was gone! It was cloudy and the wind was blowing and everything was gray. Darn! Now, as the day is winding down and I'm sitting here at the computer, I see the sun again. Oh there are a few clouds to be sure but the sunbeams are dancing across my back yard and playing hide and seek with the trees.
This morning when I looked out I was so excited to start the day, thinking about all that I wanted to do and all that I would accomplish. As the day went on I began to wind down a little. My grumpiness factor was showing a sharp increase and my "I need a nap" habit was nipping at my heels. (No, I never got one!). But now I'm kind of like this sunshine playing hide and seek - I have moments of clarity when I think oh I'm gonna' go do this....and moments when I hide myself from myself and think I'll just hibernate in my room for a while reading a magazine.
Now the point of this post. Do you think that we reflect the weather? Do you get grumpy when it's a gray day and feel lighthearted when the sun shines? Or do we see the weather through our emotional eyes? Is the sun shine not so bright when we're having ourselves a gray day? I have a friend who has that sun-deprived winter syndrome which probably has a name but which escapes me at the moment. You know the one I mean? Where you get depressed in winter? I think I have that disease! But only an hour at a time.