The warm fuzzy glow of a warm house, frost on the windows, air that is crisp and clear. Hmm not everyone smiles dreamily at the thought of the coming of winter, but I do. There is something to be said about “nesting”. Like a squirrel gathering nuts before the snow comes, I get in supplies like I think that it is the late 1800’s or early 1900’s and we need to be prepared.
Winter weather has been rather erratic of late, wow, places that seldom saw snow have been hit with blizzards, crops in the southern states have had some brutal storms come their way. All over the world, winter comes and changes where we live, and we have to adjust.
Before the days of instant news, and social media, we simply dealt with what came along. It might not have always been fun, or easy, but we took measures to do our best to cope with the power outages, furnace malfunctions, delayed transportation etc. Now with “instant fixes, and gratification” it seems that there is more of a “panic” mode that sets in. OMG the cell phone is not working, or the TV signal is all askew.
Arggghhh my PC is down. Honeeeeee the internet is not working, anguish at its best. LOL been there done that. Remember the days of trying to read by candle till the lights came back on. How about the wind up radio, so you can hear the news should there be an announcement of when the power lines will be up again.
Winter is a special time, a time for spiritual rebirth, for reconnecting with the inner YOU. A time where we can enjoy seeing the world new and fresh, We are all unique and different in our own way, personalities and lifestyles vary. One thing we all share is the gift of life and LOVE.
Let us do our best to see the positive in our lives, and to appreciate and show appreciation to those who share in our world. Whether close or far, reach out and say hello, show you care.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
other pictures gathered from Pinterest