Getting around wasn’t easy for some today, the snow started last night, and kept falling well into the day. City crews did their best to ensure that the main highways were cleared, but it was made clear, side streets would not be cleared till after the afternoon drive home rush hours.
On the six o’clock news they showed one enterprising young man, Xross-country skiing into work. I recall one year when I snow- shoed in =^_^= I didn’t have to go out today, but I wanted to take advantage of the weather and attend a sale, that is usually impossible to get close to, especially if you want to park your vehicle, in my case, a big truck.
I was right, traffic was light, it was mid morning, and I had plenty of room to park. My day went very well, I found some great “deals” and enjoyed being out in the brisk snow filled air. Sure one had to drive slowly and with care, but we should be doing that at all time anyway. I was able to get some shopping in without a lot of fuss, and get home at a decent hour.
The PL philosophy is that if you start your day with a positive attitude, and a sincere appreciation for the weather and the world around you, your chances of having a full and productive day are very good.
PL Precept #15 all is a mirror
PL Principle # 2 I will not have complaints about others, matters, nor the weather. Rather I will always be creative and will for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.
PL Principle # 3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
Good Evening everyone!
What is it about the human race that we are always trying to be something other than what we are. When we are young we want to be older, when we are aging we look to doing things that will help regain youth and vitality. We are either too thin, our thighs too heavy, or one I hear the most, “I need to lose weight”.
Winter is coming, already we are hearing the groaning and moaning, and it really hasn’t even started. How many winters have you lived? If you are in a part of the world where it will be summer, then you too will be entering a new season. What are you plans for the coming season? Same old habits, nesting? catching up on your reading? The telly is already starting its many many adverts for the holidays, first the “what to buy”, then the where to eat, or what to eat. and then once the parties really begin, and the festive season is really on a roll, we will be bombarded with the programs, and adverts on weight control, proper eating, and the ever popular-digs at your ability to keep new year’s resolutions.
This is a picture of London, England during the month of December. Just looking at the picture I can feel the bustling activity of shoppers and feel the holiday “mood” or ambiance the shop keepers and city planners have injected into the atmosphere. On the other hand when I look at the picture taken in Montana on a snowy day, of a group out for a sleigh ride, I relax and feel and deeper connection to the “spirit” of Xmas, rather than the “marketing buzz” that the industry of peddlers has tried to wrap us in.
Turn off or cut back on what makes this time of year an unhappy one. Find a new way to reach middle ground. We tend to think that we “have” to do the same things every year, “because”. We don’t. We have choices. Yes, really…….. Put your full heart into making a change, you will be rewarded.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
* sunset.com – Big Sky Montana