Let the good vibes seep in

Sunset view of Humewood from the sea

So, how you doin’? No, seriously, how are you? This past winter has been a pretty hellish experience, and you’ve done rather well to get through it. Now things are warming up, in more ways than one, but it has been a tough road to get this far, it has come at a cost, so how are you holding up?

The human spirit is amazingly resilient, it deals with a lot, it endures a lot and it overcomes a lot. There’s no guessing exactly how much it can deal with, because in each of us lies a capacity to manage our own level of impossible.

Being resilient is not the same as feeling immune. There are days you won’t want to get out of bed, there will be days you won’t want to go to bed, there will be days with no energy and others with a manic energy which keeps you working like a crazy person from early morning till late night. Each day is entirely unpredictable.

All of this is fine, as long as you recognise it for what it is and accept it. There’s no point in denying the stress because that will simply add to it.

One of the benefits of the warmer weather is that it has an uplifting effect on the human spirit. We can’t help ourselves, it gets under our skin. The warmth is a subconscious affirmation of life, the Spring of new beginnings and the resulting bounce in our step is a reflection of that, whether we want it or not.

Here’s the thing, we lose nothing by letting it happen. It is a low-effort, high-reward situation which occurs without any input needed from us. I highly recommend enjoying it and the energising effect it provides.

Giving in to all of this is ultimately going to give you a feeling of happiness, whether you want it or not. Let it seep in, through your pores, through your eyes, your ears and your attitude. Breathe it in and enjoy that good feeling.

That’s one of the great things about Spring, now … if I could just manage to do something about this sinus!

On a final note, speaking of things that make you feel good and put you in a good mood, you should take the opportunity to watch this. It is hilariously bad and worth every moment of cringe it will supply. It’s so bad I’ve had to watch it several times over, just to make sure I appreciate it properly.

Author: Morné Condon

Automotive journalist in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, following new models, old cars, car clubs and motorsport. My interests are not restricted to the automotive environment, although this is where I am mostly to be found.

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