It is winter here now in Auckland and I woke up early this morning with a head cold to the sound of driving rain outside. I decided to get up and make myself coffee and then wrapped up in my lovely warm blanket I decided to do a gratitude diagram to fight against feeling blue. As always this process reminded me how lucky I am. Yes I have a cold, but I also have medicine and tissues and vitamins and am otherwise in great health. Yes it is raining, but I have a raincoat to wear to work, a car to drive in and a watertight house to live in. Yes it is winter, but we just had a gloriously long and hot summer.