Battle Sad

This week I’ve heard four different people in different parts of my life talk about Seasonal Affective Disorder. Cold and cloudy days in November might be bringing this on. Plus, our clocks “fall back” this weekend, meaning the sun goes down even earlier.

Well, this is a bummer of a post so far, isn’t it?

Let’s fix that.

First, there are some things that we can’t control, like the calendar and the weather and the Uniform Time Act of 1966.

What we can control is how we react and respond.

There’s a Dutch word I like, voorpret, which means the pleasure of anticipation. The joy you feel for something that hasn’t happened yet but is going to happen in the future.

Look forward to the holidays, to seeing family!

Look forward to the first snowfall!

And if you don’t care for the holidays or snow, look forward to when they are over and shoveled off your porch, respectively.

Look forward to ending 2021 if it wasn’t what you would call a good year.

Look forward to 2022, when for the first time in over 11 years you’ll be able to write a date using all the same number.

Spoiler alert:

You’ve been warned…

That number is “2.”

We can’t control the weather or the short days, but we can control what we do and how we act.

Act like something good is going to happen.

I hope it will.

What do you think?

See you tomorrow!