To celebrate (and in celebration of) ageing, I offer this thought:
For many years I have lovingly referred to my grey hair as my having artic highlights.
And then recently I read this tiny quote and it made me smile.
The timing was perfect in a synchronistic way.
"Those are not grey hairs, those are strands of your silver lining."
Sometimes we need those subtle reminders that we are so much more
than the sum of our external parts.
This spring it has been a very cloudy mixture of rain, wind and the occasional burst of sunshine! I've made the conscious decision to get out into those moments of sunshine and either enjoy a walk or to just turn my face to the warmth of the sun's rays and breathe.
We all have different ways of managing our Canadian weather patterns and I'm often curious about what others do to find balance during the times where we see more grey sky than blue.
Is it listening to really great upbeat music that makes you want to sing and dance?
Is it cooking delicious savoury foods that awaken your taste buds and is also simultaneously comforting?
Or is it gearing up in clothing that keeps the wind, rain and cold at bay and setting out to explore new paths in the nearby woods?
I would love to hear other suggestions!
In peace and light,
Leanne Longeway is an Art Therapist and a Registered Clinical Counsellor who offers counselling services to Adult Individuals and Teens (ages 14+)