I attended my third Toastmasters Meeting last night and learned that the sun has not been seen in the Presidio area of SF since May 29th. People are getting depressed. Even my cats sleep most of the time. They think we are in winter hibernation though we have seen the sun here but it is still cold even when it pokes out. My geraniums have given up but I find it soothing somehow and I can always go north, south, or east for sun. I know many of you are sweltering so it is odd that we continue to experience our coldest summer since 1940.
I am told that my Toastmasters group is the best ever and maybe it is true but I recommend Toastmasters for the sense of community and the quality of the speeches. Each time I go I learn something new. One new member is 28 and was the first, with the help of his family, to bring wheelchair access to our local high school. I learned about Laura's Law. I had been unaware and might have questioned the legality until I heard the impassioned plea by someone who could personally say why there is a time and place to enforce the taking of medication by someone who is unable to realize the damage they do.
Each night there is a theme, but what most amazes me is the enthusiasm. When I returned home last night, I had an email of support on my speech, and the minutes were already posted. This organization is run by volunteers and information is shared easily and quickly. I am impressed.
Also, this morning I woke with a cramp in my leg and I couldn't seem to stand on it, so I crawled a bit and then lay down on the floor. I forget how restful it is to lie on the floor. I recommend it. May your day provide the inner weather you need.