I found a plush, warm, gray sweater that seemed to wrap itself around me with deep pockets and tried it on. It felt so good, but when I looked into the mirror I saw my husband behind me shake his head no. “No?” I asked. “Why not?”

Portrait of a young redhead woman in winter mountains.
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“Because it’s gray and you’ve had a lot of gray days lately,” he said. He was right. The winter days have been rainy, dark and cold and it has definitely affected my mood.