I love the idea that Anne from Modern Mrs. Darcy had to celebrate Groundhog Day. I’m linking up with her sharing things that are saving my life right now. Winter is so long and depressing here in Michigan. Days on end of no sun, freezing temps and piles and piles and piles of snow. It can really take a toll on your mental health. So everyone needs a few things to get them through. Here are a few of mine:
- Sun: Yes I just said it doesn’t exist here. But I just got back from a week in Florida and was like a cat finding the sun spot. I was taking a course and so was almost always indoors, but at every break I sought out the sunshine. It became a running joke. But it also completely transformed my state of mind. I totally understand why some cultures worshipped the sun. It really is life giving.
- Music: For as long as I can remember music has been saving my life. Whether it is a powerful worship song or a catchy pop tune. Right now I have Uptown Funk, Thinking Out Loud, anything Taylor Swift #keeping it real, and Oceans (for a little worship time) on constant repeat.
- New Pajamas: Pajamas are one of those things I never spend money on but always want. I got 3 new pairs for Christmas and they make me so happy every single night. I admit I also stay in them some days ;)
- Justin’s Nut Butter Classic: I will admit that my real weakness is for the maple flavor, but I’m trying to limit sugar so classic it is. This is expensive but so worth it. I love the slightly gritty taste and the simple ingredients. Nothing complicated in the flavor. Just delicious. I typically spread it on apple slices, but I could also eat it out of the jar with a spoon.
- Family: I realize this probably goes without saying, but when you are away from home for a week coming home (even to a horrid snowstorm) is the greatest feeling on earth. So many snuggles and kisses and hugs. They are my favorite people on this planet and it is almost shocking that I get to call them mine. On the days when the darkness creeps in their smiles and laughter keep me from sinking. I am so very grateful.
What is saving your life these days?