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Monday, January 12, 2009

Embrace the snow.....

~* Bailey loving the snow, 1.12.09 *~

That is what I am doing this year. I am going to embrace the snow and cold. I know it sounds crazy. It is just what I have to do. As part of my journey to SHINE IN '09, I realize it is very necessary to eliminate negativity from my life. And around this time of the winter I usually start to get pretty darn negative about the snow and bone-chilling cold. This is as good a week as any to decide I am just going to accept the cold without bitching because it supposed to be downright frigid this week...like single digits with below zero wind chills!


~* Bailey has no problem with the snow! *~

The way I look at it is this...I have lived in New England my entire life. It gets cold in New England. It snows in New England. Winter is a part of life here, and it is a small sacrifice to make to be able to experience the four seasons as beautifully as we do here in New England.

Complaining and bitching about anything serves me no purpose. I don't need that negative energy in my life anymore. Now I am not going to get all Pollyanna on you and claim that I am going to be all happy happy joy joy all the time because I know that is unrealistic, and it is not me. But I am going to try my hardest to be as happy as possible as often as possible. And even if there is a time when I am not totally happy I am going to try so very hard to not let the negative thoughts take over. It. Serves. No. Purpose.

~* Looking down my street *~

And, really, that fresh snow IS pretty. Bailey enjoys it and how can you not be happy watching a silly Beagle bounce through the drifts burying his face in the snow? And everyone is forced to slow down a bit, which is never a bad thing in this crazy world we live in. And everything seems quiet and still.

3 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

This is so true... of everything we encounter in our lives... find the positive, release the negative! That is why my word is HAPPINESS. I want to find happiness within all of this as well.

RenaeS said...

You are inspiring me to stick with my word for the year~Positive!
Just going to focus on the positive side of things, like you mentioned how cute Bailey is in the snow! That is certainly something to make a person happy! :)

Gayle D. said...

Kristen I love the picture of the house down your street...with a tiny bit of cropping that would make a gorgeous postcard!