It’s October 31st today. Halloween. When I woke up this morning, this is what it looked like outside. Yup. Happy Halloween.
Those who know me know that I absolutely positively without a single solitary doubt hate winter. Mm hmm. Hate. And I really don’t like to use the word hate because it comes with so much negative emotion and anger, if you will. It’s a really yukky word and I rarely use it. Actually the only time I use it is when I’m talking about winter.
I knew it was coming. The weather man announced it all day yesterday. It was blasted on the radio, TV, the internet. Yes, we knew it was coming. Winter lovers all over Northern Ontario were having orgasms. Snow was coming and lots of it. 10-15 cms, though it may actually be more.
I was cringing and bracing myself for this freak storm that was headed our way. I was full of anxiety. How am I going to be able to handle this?
I woke up this morning and looked out the window and saw it. Lots of it.
And smiled. And giggled.
My reaction caught me off guard. Whoa, Iva, was that a smile? Did you actually even giggle a little too? What’s up with that?
I choose to be happy first thing in the morning. As soon as I open my eyes each and every day I say “thank you for another day and thank you for all the awesome things that are going to come my way today”. Yup, I do that every single day. Before I drag my sorry ass outta bed. So before I even opened the blinds, I was already happy. This may have been my saving grace this morning.
I knew there would be snow on the ground when I opened my blinds. But,for once, it didn’t turn me into a crazed lunatic spewing hateful shit. Finally, I think I’ve got a grip on this attitude of thankfulness and because of this, I can handle whatever comes my way. Even winter.
I have to admit, it’s really kinda pretty. As much as I’d rather see green leaves and flowers everywhere, this white blanket is quite lovely. I know it’s cold out there right now, but it’s not -40 so I can handle that.
Put on a smile each and every morning, state your happy intentions before you get out of bed and you’ll see how much easier it will be to go through your day, and life, smiling and with a positive attitude.
Snowball fight anyone?
Peace and Love