Day 10 - Deal Or Snow Deal - How Do You Deal With It?
And so I'm back. Not from outer space, you understand, but from a very intense and challenging period, which meant that I took the self care fuelled decision to interrupt my self-set 21 Day Gratitude Challenge to allow myself the freedom to address the challenges without the added pressure of posting here daily and letting people (including myself) down. Mmmm, removal of pressure, now there's a thought - has it ever occurred to you? As for self-care - expect an imminent post on this, I can feel it in my.....keyboard.
And so to today's offering. Snow. How do you feel about it? Delete as applicable:
I love it, it feels like Christmas all over again!
It's wonderful watching the kids explore and enjoy this part of nature.
It's ffffffffffffreezing! Make it stop!
It causes so many transport problems - nightmare!
School's closed - yay for kids! (Various responses for parents of course - not going there.)
I'm so glad I don't have to go out in this weather.
These are, of course, just a few common responses for people like you and me. I had a stark realisation yesterday though.
What if my responses were any of these:
What I wouldn't give for four walls and a roof over my head.
In a way, it helps because the Emergency Shelters may be opened so I could have somewhere warm to sleep.
It makes it hard to find somewhere to sleep warm and dry.
It seems to make some passers by stop a bit more.
But I am extremely fortunate to be someone who got to CHOOSE to stay indoors today. If I wanted to, I could have spent the day cocooned in several duvets.
This is what I want to do for the homeless. I want to cocoon them with love and warmth, take them inside, feed them, clothe them, make them feel safe and loved, help them restore their sense of self worth, teach them self-care, find out what they want to give to the world and help them achieve it. I may not be able to do this right away, but I will start by going out onto the streets with my wonderful, inspiring friend who does so regularly, and give them whatever love and sustenance I can.
Wishing you a warm weekend, whatever you CHOOSE to do with it,