Monday, February 16, 2015
Yesterday morning I attempted to post the above photo & video to FB. My plan was to join my fellow New Englanders in complaining about the cold, snowy winter. I couldn't do it - it wouldn't post. FB didn't stop me & it wasn't for lack of trying. It was most likely, as we say in my house, operator error:)
I took it as sign. Stop complaining. It's New England & it's winter - what'd you expect?
I've definitely been complaining about the weather. We returned home from Florida just over a week ago - that's been a really challenging adjustment! Snowpants, hat, gloves vs. shorts & a t-shirt. What do you think?
But, here we are....again! I wrote a blog last winter about why it's great to live in New England in the winter. For many of the same reasons I'm writing this blog. To create a shift. Now, I can't say I've totally managed to embrace the weather & do a total turnaround, but I sure am trying.
It was cold outside today. But it was bright & sparkly & sunny outside too. Our son, like so many kids his age, loves the snow! We have a warm, toasty home to come inside to after being outdoors. This morning, I saw cardinals in a bush behind our house - the contrast of the red bird in the white snow was beautiful. Everywhere we go, things look different & it's interesting to reflect on that.
Alot of beauty, alot to be grateful for.
I'm not saying it's easy. But it's a practice. And just like my yoga practice on my mat, when I focus on what's going right & what I have to be grateful for, life is better.