There’s not much that can compare to the joy I feel when I’m outside in spring and summer. I enjoy a lot of things in life in different ways; I feel a sense of peace when I sing, I feel content when I cook, I feel like I’m accomplishing something when I sew, I feel like I’m creating little worlds when I write, etc. When I’m outdoors in the sun, I feel happy and at peace. The warmer it is, the happier I feel, but even this time of year, when it’s still cool, I feel that hint of the joy a warm summer day brings me. In 10 days, it will be the spring equinox, and the days will become longer than the nights, and with it will come outdoor sports, gardening and reading on my terrace outside. Just thinking about that makes me feel optimistic!