I’m laughing because of last week’s blog about how wonderful springtime is. With the sun shining and the flowers blooming, everything was coming back to life… including me.
Then it hit. The biggest storm we’ve had all winter and it lasted for a week. The rain came down in buckets and sheets, the wind howled, and the temperature dropped. Winter had arrived at last.
What was I to do? Go back into hibernation? Open a pack of chocolate chip cookies? Put a beef stew in the crockpot?
Granted, it’s not exactly like a tropical shower in Tahiti here in cold San Francisco, but I had already decided that spring was here. Besides, foul weather gear works on land as well as at sea.
And while spring has the flowers, this past week of downpours provided puddles to jump in just like when I was a kid; I re-discovered that it’s fun to walk in the rain. It’s all a matter of how I look at the goings-on in my life. I try to look for the best parts.
Events and experiences happen — they are what make up our lives. Winter may arrive in spring — that’s just the way it is — there’s not a whole lot you can do about it except adjust your attitude and reaction. Look for the good.
When you do, you’ll enjoy more of your life.
May the wind be at your back,
P.S. What are your thoughts? ‘Winter’ can mean more than just seasons… how has your attitude affected the ‘winters’ in your life? Post your comments below.
P.P.S. Just a note of thanks to those of you who voted for me in Sonia Marsh’s “My Gutsy Story” Contest. I’m honored to say, thanks to all of you, my story won.