Have you ever noticed how the changes in the seasons bring up a variety of emotions? It might be the feel in the area that tickles a memory in the back of our mind. It might be that rain triggers sadness or that it prompts us to curl up with a blanket, a good book and a cup of coffee. Sometimes the shortening of the days can signal a “closing in”, a sense of less freedom or less hours or a sense that something is slipping away or, for others, a sense of safety. A sunny day can be ever so energizing. Or it can make one feel vulnerable. There are times that the changes in the trees and the gardens remind of us of times gone by. The color of the sky reminds us of a loss that may have occurred at a similar time. Or, it may stir a memory of a special event and bring a slight smile.
Some of these emotions are refreshing and energizing and others are uncomfortable, even heavy. It may be easier to “weather” these changes by talking about them, writing about them or seeking an activity that allows you to best deal with them.
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