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Sunny disposition

No one can deny the impact of weather on their mood. The term "sunny disposition" is no coincidence. Sunny days usually mean bright smiles. Dreary days, well, not as smiley.

Having said that of course, we each have different preferences. Imagine that some actually prefer the cold. Crazy, I know. Anyway, I love warm days filled with sun and blue skies. In fact, this past winter was especially long and bleak so that lovely days like today make me feel like I should be sleeping on the balcony for the next four months.


Jokes aside, I am invigorated by being surrounded by people - friends, neighbours, strangers - soaking up the sun and enjoying all of the great things these next months bring. The city explodes with festivals, street markets, concerts and so many other activities that make weekends packed with frolic of all types. I am almost overwhelmed by all the options.

It reminds me of when I lived in Montreal where winters are simply inhumane. With the first hint of spring people shed their coats and make a pilgrimage to Mt. Royal. Bars, patios and streets team with people starved to drink up the sun's rays. It (almost) made you forget about the winter.

So maybe it's not just the weather that lifts my spirits, but being amongst people who are feeling lifted as well. Smiles and sunny dispositions are contagious...and energizing. Good thing. I have a mattress to drag outside...

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