The Daily Haiku for March 18. Leave the house behind.
Where are you going,
on this beautiful morning?
leave the house behind.
This morning I woke up and it was a beautiful day. There were some clouds but the sun was shinning in between them.
I was feeling a bit down, so my first impulse was to stay home and read a book. But I just had a look at the people down the street, and noticed they were all wearing winter coats. And it was 18ºC outside. That's almost summer in the Baltics :).
So I got my second-hand bike and went to Caxias, a coastal village very close to Lisbon. It only took me 45 minutes to get there and, as I was expecting, there was nobody. The whole beach for me and a dog that was running up and down the beach like crazy.
It was a beautifully relaxing morning. The last winter in Estonia was hard. It was cold, and dark, and I learned that you have to make an effort to get out, even if you don't feel like it, or you may lose the opportunity of having a great day. You cannot just wait until you feel great or the weather is perfect. You have to make it happen.
So when you feel like I felt this morning, just leave the house behind. Go outside, and go somewhere cool or some place you've never been to. You'll be glad when you get back home.