I've always known that I am a person whose mood is affected by the weather, but never has it been so apparent as this week. Moving from Abu Dhabi, where the sun shines 264.5 days a year, to this East Coast cold & rainy weather has been a bit of a shocker! (Did we accidentally move to London??)
I will admit, I've been in a slump this past week. I dearly miss my buds and my lifestyle in Abu Dhabi. This life here in the USA is pretty nice too, and I've been so fortunate to have the best of both worlds for nearly four years. However, knowing we aren't heading back in a couple months is hard to wrap my head around.
Today I realized something else though... it has been eleven days since I've had a camera in my hand. In Abu Dhabi, I took photos of *something* nearly daily. So it seems these dreary days and the lack of my favorite snapping companion have gotten the best of me. I can't change the weather, but I can do what I love! I decided to take my camera with me to pick up the kids from school. I was determined to find at least one photo that showed the beauty in the dampness. Ironically, I didn't have to go too far to find any of these. (Note to self: must buy a macro lens!)
I have always believed in the power of choice. Today, I chose to see beauty instead of gloom. If you are reading this and are feeling that today is not your best day, I hope you will also choose to look for the beauty somewhere around you.
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