“And you? Go about your business without fretting or worrying. Relax. When it’s all over, you will be on your feet to receive your reward.” Daniel 12:13
I’ve read that what you focus on grows–especially negative thoughts and worrying about things you cannot control. This week I’m staying in Central New York with my youngest daughter where winter is still raging. Two weeks ago I was in Florida with temperatures in the mid-80’s.
Before I flew North, I knew I would hate the cold weather. I packed for the temperature difference and when I arrived to New Jersey picked up a $5.50 winter coat at Salvation Army and a warm scarf. I fretted about being confined to the house unless the temperature rose above freezing and the wind non existent. I planned on being cold and uncomfortable until I return to Arizona.
Yesterday, the sun shined brightly on Circle Drive, and I put on my warm coat, wrapped my scarf around my neck, and took the dogs for a walk. Afterwards, I built a snowman–the first one I’ve created in over a century. I was amazed at how warm and toasty I felt and how my spirits lifted by the natural vitamin D.
This morning the temperature outdoors is 18 degrees with a “RealFeel” of 9 degrees. I will not leave the house today. I will find pleasant things to do; cozy in, make a pot of soup, and eat it, too.
Thank you, God, for the seasons and how we can find blessings within all of them. Amen.