SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN CHICAGO

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I have said before that I think there is no such thing as bad weather. That being said, is there anyone out there that doesn’t get simply giddy when the weather is nice, when the sun is out, and when flowers are blooming? I wish I knew scientifically why spring makes us so happy (so hey psychologists, feel free to share!). But as I am looking through some of the photographs I took over the past week or two, I guess I don’t even care why. To quote a little fella named Bob, don’t worry be happy.

if you’re lucky enough to live in Chicago in the springtime, you’re lucky enough

A FRIDAY THOUGHT: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BAD WEATHER

The weather in Chicago is currently insane. Less than a week ago it was beautiful out, at least 60 degrees and sunny. Yet this week it has been dark, grey and raining non-stop. The city is flooding, streets are caving in, and buses are filling with water. I have fallen in love with Chicago in a serious way, but lately I’ve been craving a change in weather for the better. Or at least that’s what I was letting myself think.

Yesterday morning I went to yoga with my favorite teacher, Allison. She started us off by saying how lucky we were for having such stormy weather. Huh? It was only 6:30am so I assumed I misheard her. But she continued. She explained how energetic lightening and thunder is and how we should use this natural spark to buzz the rest of our body, to exhilarate the rest of our day. First of all, how amazing is Allison? Second of all, what a great reminder that the opportunity to enjoy the weather is completely up to our unique perspective.

I mean just look at these photographs I’ve taken of Chicago over the past 9 months. Isn’t each one of them beautiful in their own way?

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480502_4743822147391_501105169_n IMG_9257_2Sunshine is soothing, rain is refreshing, wind is wonderful, and snow is special. There is no such thing as bad weather, there are only different kinds of good weather. So wherever you are and whatever it looks like outside of your window this morning, I hope you are enjoying it.

if you’re lucky enough to experience different types of good weather, you’re lucky enough