See this gem? You can probably tell I made it sometime in the 80's. But I love it, so I've kept it all these years. As a girl, I thought it was a cute way of saying, "Be cheerful." As it turns out, the message to "Make your own sunshine" is even more profound in my adult years. Every winter I struggle. Every winter when the sun hides and the gloom sets in, I have to dig deep. This is what my backyard looked like earlier today. Usually I can see across the valley, but there was a serious cloud and not much sunshine. Maybe you also struggle with wintertime depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Here are a few things that help me. 1. Exercise. I used to wake up at 6am. This is what my basement looked like on an early morning back in November. Good news here: it's starting to get light outside, earlier in the day. That means winter is almost done!!! The main thing I want to point out is the lightbox. It's right in fro
These notes are for my younger sisters, neighbors and friends. Thanks for visiting!