Enough is enough!
I'm not talking about the weather this time, I'm talking about my complaining about the weather!!
I read Diana's blog post (Nana Diana Takes a Break), and I felt a blow to the heart.
People are dealing with REAL issues, like health problems, and here I sit, whining about snow.
Time to appreciate what I have, and live in the moment!!
Been there before...shame on me.
Last night I took a paint class. I haven't painted in years.
It was fun to just get out of the house, and do something that I used to enjoy, and spend time with a friend.
The painting wasn't my best....the important thing was the fun I had while doing it.
There are so many things that I surround myself with that make me happy,
no matter what the weather is!!!
Why do I get so wrapped up in what it's doing outside, when there are so many other things I could be doing?
Sewing, baking, cooking, reading, taking care of the bunnies, dried floral arrangements, etc.
When I am not at work, boredom and laziness set in this time of year.
Instead of pushing myself to get off my bum, I just sit....waiting for Spring.
After reading Diana's post, and doing as she requested, I watched two fat Junco's outside the window fighting over the feeder. They were so comical with their tenacious nature. Not worrying about the cold and snow...they just went about their business as usual.
Pecking for seed on the ground, under the snow.
Prayer time before rising helps start my day...but lately, when I open my eyes and see the storms blowing first thing in the morning, my heart has been so negative.
I need to start being thankful before opening my eyes!!!
There is SO MUCH MORE to life than a season!!!
For instance, my grandchildren. They are such a joy to me.
They make me laugh in the bleakest of times.
There could be the worst of storms right outside the door...but when I am with them...it doesn't matter.
I will be with them this weekend.
This little girl, Sadie, will be making her First Communion. Her family attends the Catholic Church in their home town.
There are so many things for me to focus on, and be thankful for.
It shouldn't take a blow to the heart to remind me!!! but I'll take whatever works! Thank you, Diana!!