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Snow Days, Snow Daze

We made it! Today is the first day of spring.

Unless you live in one of a few select areas of the country, you’d probably agree winter brought with it more than enough snow storms.

suburban street, parked cars, sidewalk, tree, brick and iron fence all snow covered, falling snow at twilight

You may talk about the weather but you can’t do anything about it. What you can do is choose your attitude about weather, and about everything else that comes your way.

When a school holiday is cancelled to make up for days lost to snow and then those make-up days are also cancelled because of yet another snow storm, it’s easy to let winter get the best of you.

Some people seem to nearly always find a positive side to set-backs, while others can take the most minor irritant and turn it into a catastrophe.

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The Courage to Change

One definition of insanity is to continue doing the same thing but to expect a different result. Too often I see otherwise sane and intelligent people act as though they

sunny day, young woman in shades, orange kayak, blue water

We can settle for what comes our way, or we can go after what we want.

always have, and yet expect that a relationship, health, or job situation will change in precisely the way they want.

It’s easy to tell yourself that others must do the changing. You don’t have to do anything except sit back and wait. Your wish is your command.

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The Funny Thing About Hell

Winston Churchill said, “When going through hell, keep going,” and he was right. Despair can be that hell – the feeling that life will always be as awful as it is right now,

Brad W Smith photographer, LifeIsHOTBlog, Funny Thing about Hell Cast bronze of five men in overcoats and hats, lined up outside a brick building about to enter the door.

Especially in our darkest, most bleak moments, we have to keep putting one foot in front of the other; it’s the only way to move through hell to where better times wait.

that nothing will ever change, and perhaps even that you don’t deserve any other kind of life. That’s the funny thing about hell, you can’t tell how big it is or how long the journey through it until that day when you can look back and realize it is now behind you.

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