It seems as though the weather and my state of health are in sync this week. I suppose if I am going to be feeling miserable and trapped inside the house, then the world outside might as well match. The sky is a blanket of grey, and the road is filled with puddles that twinkle from the splashing drops. The mushrooms across the street seem to be doubling in size each day from this big drink they are getting.
This morning I am finding comfort in a snuggly toddler in fleece pajamas, a cup of strong coffee with some hot cocoa powder stirred in, and a sense of change for the better coming our way. October in Maine can be a dreary and dark month, but it is part of the rhythm of life. We go through the illnesses, the sadness, the anxiety, but we can find joy in the little things, and we can know that life, like the seasons is all about change.