As we progress though one of the coldest New Jersey winters I can remember, I noticed something different this morning as I looked out over my snow-covered yard, everything was…well, different. Different in that everything was brighter, less blue-tinted with more color and vibrancy. Was it my imagination and anticipation of warmer weather to come? Then it dawned on me, the sun was now perched about ten or fifteen degrees higher in the sky then it was on December 21st. This new angle was indeed painting everything in a different light…a more hospitable light of all things warm to come.
If you struggle emotionally, it may be time to elevate, not the sun, but your level of optimism and hope. Optimism and hope will change your entire perception and outlook on life. Even a few “degrees” of elevation can make all the difference between hopeless, blue-tinted depression, and the warmer tones of personal empowerment and encouragement.
Like my backyard, the yard itself isn’t changed by the different illumination, just as your circumstances may not change with an elevation of optimism, however, the difference in your mood can be staggering.
FYI: optimism and hope are choices, go for it!