I have to tell you how talking to my mom always cheers me up. I called her the day before yesterday. “How cold is it there?” she asked me.
“Oh, Mom, it is so cold here. This morning it was 0 degrees.”
“Well, my thermometer on the side of the house, I think it runs a little hot,” she told me, ” but it was -22 degrees.” Yes, that is actual temperature Fahrenheit, not wind chill.
There is nothing like knowing there is a place 20 degrees colder to cheer you up a little bit on a really cold day. That’s how my mom teaches me to count my blessings.