Well, last week my partner informed me that summer was officially over… and when I looked out my window this morning I clearly knew it was true!! Grey, rain and brrrrrr cold. Yuck. I WISH I really WISH I wasn’t so sensitive to the weather… but I am. When it’s sunny and warm I practically jump out of bed to greet the day, but when the dark dreary days begin I’d just rather crawl under the blankets and stay in safe down-covered cave!
But, as for most of us, that’s not an option. So, how do I get my carcass up and at it with a spring in my step and a smile on my face? Music. I stagger to the kitchen, turn on the kettle and proceed to the living room stereo. With any luck or forethought I’ve got one of my favorite CDs set and ready to go. Punch the play button and joyous noise starts to fill the room. Jazz is of course my favorite but can often be ” a bit too much” first thing in the morning. I’m kind of old school in the sense that 80’s favorites still bring back great memories and to me Simply Red’s deep voice or Prince’s funky bass lines really do touch my soul. I admire and attempt to sing along with Annie Lennox, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston, unsuccessfully mind you. But none the less…
And to tell you my deep down dirty little secret- it’s musicals that really do it for me! Shhhh. I can’t help it, it’s what I grew up with. And of course as a young dancer, I must have seen Fame at least 18 times at the movietheater as well as Hair and Cabaret and Footloose! So now we’re in the realm of not just crooning along but we’re jumping and gyrating around the living room! Inevidebly my husband will come in just in time to catch me doing my best Kevin Bacon kick step or lounging over the sofa as Liza Minnelli or worse yet, busting eardrums with verses of ” Aquuuuarrriuuuus!!” so I blush, erect myself from whatever uncompromising position I had gotten into and coyly go make some coffee and tea.
But there is a little smirk on my face and a spring in my step… ready to greet the rest of the day.
What is your trick to brighten your days or spirit? Share it with me/ us !!