All weather and seasons have a lesson to teach us.
For me, winter and specifically snowstorms, provide a forced time of slowing down that I rarely allow myself. 14 inches of snow may seem insignificant to northern areas of the country, but central Kentucky quickly came to a standstill this weekend. We were warned to prepare for as much as 20 inches and most everyone did. State government closed offices, grocery stores were depleted and most everyone developed a plan.
I”ve spent two glorious days inside my house (minus the shoveling of the driveway) doing nothing specific. I was able to watch the snow, cozy in yoga and fleece, watch a few marathon viewings of House Hunters, and watch a nightly movie in front of a warm fire with my husband. In the past, I would use my forced time inside to clean and organize a closet, read a book I haven’t had a chance to read and prepare for the week ahead.
Instead, I choose to do only the minimal with my days inside. Regular laundry was washed and dishes were cleaned. Just as life outside my window had stopped, I tried to do the same.
Our society rushes so often that many people complain about being forced to slow down. I welcomed a weekend of slowing down. A weekend of having nowhere to rush. In many ways, winter weather encourages us to slow down in ways that Fall can not.
I know that all of those times I should could have done will continue to waiting for me as the week ahead approaches.I’m grateful for a weekend of doing very little and I hope you were able to have one of your own.
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