We may be experiencing cold temperatures for this time of the year but it could always be worse.
When I talked with my parents in Sheffield, Pennsylvania today...that's in the northwestern part of the state...they were watching the snow fall outside. Sounds pretty, but not for October! Trust me...I lived through many of those October snow days myself. (Part of the reason I'm in the south now)
The wintry weather in Sheffield today rivaled the worst winter weather that I've seen in the eleven years I've lived in eastern Carolina. They had several inches of snow, treacherous roads, power outages and school delays...and it's only October.
I can't say that I particularly like the freezing temperatures we're experiencing right now. But I do like them a lot better after hearing what the weather is like back in my hometown. It could always be worse.