What the cold weather is teaching me

Here in the Southeast we are about to get blasted with Arctic air. From what I’ve seen on news reports, most of the United States is about to get very, very cold.

Since winter weather is upon us, these few things have popped into my mind.

Here is what the cold weather is teaching me:

  1. Be grateful for what you have. Even if it’s not what you want, what you have is enough to sustain you and keep you warm and safe. Look at your place of residence and be thankful.
  2. Be creative. Boredom is the sign of a lack of creativity. There are many things to do indoors. Google some suggestions and see what sparks your interest.
  3. Be generous. At this time of year more than any, the homeless population is struggling to stay warm and fed. Prejudice aside, realize that these are our fellow human beings. We have all made poor choices in life. Donate money and/or clothing to a homeless organization, or volunteer at a food bank or soup kitchen.
  4. Your health is your wealth. Do what you can to keep well during the cold and flu season. Eat well, stay hydrated, and if you believe in them, take supplements.

These are just a few things that came to me when I woke up this morning, watching a cold front roll in with fog and rain.

What has the cold weather taught you?

Photo credit: vericom.net

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