What Helps Get You Through?
Here in Quebec, we just had our first major snowfall of the season which pretty much zapped what was left in my garden. The leaves that were gold are drab, and the hydrangeas so pink just yesterday are now brown. I always cling to these last few days of greenery - I bring in pots that still bear a few blooms - enough to keep me cheered for the next month, or maybe a week or two. I know that all of us who have discovered winter sowing feel blessed and even saved from those dreary grey winter days - just having our hands on seeds and soil seem to keep us connected to our passion.
But - some days just seem to be difficult - maybe it's the lack of light, especially sunlight - getting up for work in the dark and coming home in the dark. And whatever problems one has seem to become more magnified, or appear more oppressive at this time of year (which has just barely begun). Sometimes it is simply a vague feeling of sadness, or an unexplained melancholy.
So my question is this: if this happens to you as well, what things help you through these times? It may be something small - just a thought to be remembered when one is blue; or it might be a special activity, a hobby, a ritual, or ??? Sometimes we ourselves may forget what these things are. So maybe if we note them here, we may remember, and who knows, we may also help others.