I then had a little conversation with Mother Nature: Here is what she said:
Donna, even though my title is Mother Nature, all mothers want to protect. I realize you do not like what you are seeing through your window but you need to understand it is not my job to please. I know you are angry at me and this emotion is making you misinterpret my actions. You have to wake up each day and stay hungry for life and try new things despite not liking the forecast. You are choosing sadness over delight. My child, why can’t you see the beauty of the snow on the branches? Why can’t you appreciate the sound of your neighbor shoveling your walkway to help you down the street? Why are you allowing yourself to only focus on things like the unplowed streets? I would like nothing more than to see you wipe the tears away that are blurring the vision of all the warmth around you. I wish you can see that anger is merely a roadblock from living.
I try my best to create a forecast that will make everyone bond and be happy but that is impossible. You need to find those that enjoy the same seasons as you but learn to live in harmony with all the different temperatures. You must remember when you look up above it may seem like all you see are clouds but above them the sky is always blue. It is up to you to find the silver lining.
I am sorry the winds sometimes sting. I wish I could give you a cool breeze every day but a mother’s true job is to teach lessons. You would not appreciate if everything came easy. Stop interpreting what is going on outside as stress and open your eyes and see the beauty God has blessed on you.
So yes, this is the last day of February and more storms will be greeting us in March according to the latest forecast. This is not my favorite time of year but Mother Nature is correct. I must accept the storms in life and find a way to keep dancing through them. I actually learned a big lesson. I thought love was the feeling I had on sunny happy days but in truth it is easy to appreciate things when all is warm and cozy. It was during this recent cold front when I recognized and appreciated all the many warm embraces during this stormy season.
Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass it is about learning to dance in the rain. Tomorrow’s another day, I’m thirsty anyway, so bring on the rain!!! Or Sleet and Snow. Who cares!!.... Thank you Mother Nature…. I no longer focus on what I miss about sunny days of the past and instead will try my best to march forward with you and my angels guiding me. I am not sure how long the current storm will remain or what damage it will have on the roof or my foundation but I do know I can’t allow it to knock the house down. I have had snowballs hit me and I have even thrown a few myself and I would like nothing more than to box them all up and melt them but I put my trust in you Mother Nature.
I now close this piece sitting in my heavy sweater with warm socks on my feet, my dog snoring on the couch next to me and the sound of the tapping of my keyboard as I follow my passion on this cold winter day. It is taking a while I will admit and some days are harder than others but I am thankful I am getting closer at finding the true meaning of delight despite the storms.
Spring is right around the corner with I am sure different storms heading my way but April showers
bring May flowers. Each season of life has it’s storms. Find delight.