A steady snowfall like this is unusual in my part of the country. This is our second one in two weeks.
Schools are closed. Many businesses are closed, too.
Friends who live or used to live in more snow-prone areas tease that we Southerners are just wimps about snow. Maybe we are. Maybe hurricanes have taught us to honor and respect our limitations regarding Mother Nature.
I spent some of this morning online, reading Facebook and Twitter posts. One that struck me was from NBC broadcaster Ann Curry. She tweeted (yup, she tweets!) this reminder from Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hahn ,” Smile, breathe and go slowly.” So that’s my plan for today.
Sure, there are LOTS of THINGS I could DO today. I might even do a few of ’em.
For the most part though, I’m going to take advantage of this Nature offered Retreat. I’m going to be grateful that I have:
- a roof over my head;
- a fire and plenty of dry wood;
- a working stove to simmer some soup;
- a family who is safe and whose most ‘mentally unbalanced’ member (me) doesn’t own a gun;
- a memory strong enough to recall this day when The World gets back to Normal;
- and oh yeah, chocolate.
How do you live into Nature inspired Retreats?