When I change the scenery around me, I can change my mood. Even when I alter the scenery slightly, I can feel lighter. Add a new color pillow to the living room decor and I brighten up. Move the photos around, or add new photos – what a difference the small changes can make.

And of course, traveling to a different locale can really lift me up. I don’t need to travel far. Drive about 20 minutes east of Cleveland Heights and I’m in beautiful countryside. Come to think of it – even within 10 or so minutes from the house, I am at Shaker Lakes. They are stunning in the snow!

Change the scenery – internal or external – and I truly feel brighter and lighter.