Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Is it spring yet?

The question many people, especially those in the northeast United States, may be asking: "Is it spring yet?" "Will the weather soon warm up? Parts of Ohio right now are at or near zero and the forecast is saying it will dip all the way to 11 below! Yikes!  Just what did the groundhog say earlier this week?  Sometimes it may seem difficult to stay happy and upbeat with weather like this!
Life sends all kinds of obstacles our way, not just severe weather.  Do we throw our hands in the air and just give up?  Of course not!  While looking forward to good things might be helpful, we can also appreciate what we have.  Several feet of snow doesn't always make that easy, but it is possible.
What blessings does your life have?  Think about it for a moment.  Did anything happen to you yesterday that you are really grateful for?  Are you healthy?  Have you been eating good meals?  Is there someone in your life who loves you?  Did you do something recently that brought you pleasure?  Do you have a warm bed to sleep in at night and nice clothes to wear?  There are probably tons of good things in your life, so why dwell on what negative there might be.  Not enough good things?  Work on building some more!

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