Are your mood and energy levels affected by the weather ?
Newfoundlanders joke that we can can experience four seasons in one day here. This means that the weather can change quickly and dramatically. It particularly affects people in fishing boats, who head out to sea often while it is still dark.
Our island is literally a large rock in the Atlantic, with sparse topsoil that can dry out quickly. After days of warm sunny gardening weather, it was overcast today, and the air was heavy. I accepted the fact that this was going to be a ‘slow’ day for me.
I was reading in my room and had the window open when it started to rain. Soon I could smell the pleasant earthy aroma of rain hitting the ground. Two scientists in Australia studied the chemical process that occurs when raindrops hit the ground. They named the pleasant smell of falling rain ‘petrichor’.
After the rain, the skies cleared and we experienced a dramatic display of sunshine and clouds.
Every day God showers us with blessings and favours. Let us ask for the grace to recognize the many gifts from our Father’s hands.