Sometimes, after a long spell of dark days, the sunlight appears through the clouds.
It’s like waking up.
You stand up that bit straighter and the worries you used to carry around don’t press so heavily on your heart. You remember who you used to be, what you used to dream of.
The world seems brighter, the colours brilliant. You take pleasure in the details, like the expanse of sky stretching towards the horizon, or the first bite of chocolate.
The moments seem somehow perfect, even though you’ve experienced them many times before, back when you took them for granted. You forgot what emotion a quiet walk on the beach could stir in you.
You feel like your best self.
When you feel lighter, when things are going well, savour those moments. Keep your head up and pay attention to the world around you, so you remember this feeling.
It won’t last forever; it can’t.
But you can hold on to it, put it away for a rainy day when you need to be uplifted.
You can stop and smile and trust that the sunlight always comes back, even in the depths of winter.