Friday, February 1, 2013
Reflections on a Winter's Day
There are at least two ways to look at a winter's day...
1. Oh no it is snowing again!! (and we have had precious little)
2. Look at the beauty in the gifts that we receive from Mother Nature daily.
I choose the latter ...I see beauty and reflections and these give me pause to reflect on my own life - and the people in it. I think about people who have not a minute or the energy to pick up the phone and simply say "how are you" and then those who care - are present - and take the time to reach out. Which are you??? I am often disappointed and discouraged by the 'too busy' people - 'best friends' and close family members in the mix! As I reflect on it all I have to consider lowering my expectations?!?
I often hear, "You don't understand. I am really busy."..yaddah yaddah...you know the song/dance routine. Sends me into thoughts and feelings of how I am valued - feelings of less importance in some lives...and more often than not.
I just read that next week is National Kindness Week - will it make a real difference in the world? It's like Christmas - or the CT shootings - people stop a bit and 'come together' and are kind and compassionate to one another - and then life comes back. DARE to AFFIRM - Catch Them Doing Something Right is what I choose to be all about. My glasses will stay rose colored...always wishing and hoping...always caring...sometimes too much! Today I go out and about once more to see the beauty we are gifted with!!