So, as I sit here and wish winter away this morning I am having some alone time while everyone else is sleeping. My pond is beginning to look wet again in some spots where that frigid ice is slowly melting. I am listening to the bone chilling winds but despite getting pissy about this rather long season, I immediately look up and see several beautiful green pine trees swaying. I then realize once again, that nature is my true source of happiness.(even when it is below 32 degrees). I am thinking of how much I enjoyed this winter, walking on my giant frozen puddle with Avery. The beauty of the snow on the trees and just falling backwards on the snow covered ice and letting the sun beam on my face brings me gratitude every time. No I was not even close to the equator, but those moments will always remind me that maybe winter is not as bad as I portray it. Actually each November I look forward to the pond freezing so I can enjoy my walks with my family, having bon fires on the ice and just being in that moment.
Who knows? Was yesterday's 55 degree day actually a bit therapeutic for me? Am I just being forgiving of winter now because I know (well actually hope) that winter is on it's final count down? Don't get me wrong; THIS WINTER FELT LIKE FOREVER! I now have the choice though to decide.....do I bitch about it? Or do I live in the moment and find a feeling of peace? When I hear myself state "I can't wait to move in 8 years," there is no positive feeling what so ever. I am choosing pretty much to suffer the next 8 winters, right? That is how our brains work unfortunately. What we state and feel constantly is what we bring to the table.
So as I sit here in my quiet home and witness the beauty of winter I am feeling complete. May I suggest something? You can decide to try it or ignore it.....(you are in control of your journey). Stop wishing your moments away whether they are cold, miserable, good, too hot, indifferent or sad. We are learning and growing from each of these moments and as I read once, "This too shall pass."(even the great moments). So what will you do now? Sit and look at everything around you and just notice it all and hopefully what you see and feel will make your heart smile....Peace