Oh! I had to share this photo with you taken by Mary Woodfield. I clicked onto the Buffalo Weather Facebook page and gasped when I saw this snowy scene from Jamestown, NY. (It's more magical when you click to enlarge. Oh, and as my buddy, Ann, mentioned, notice the resemblance to George Bailey's Bedford Falls ... this is why I love living back here!)
But still, I like snow better when I experience it by way of photos. :)
And guess what? We're due for dangerous wind chills over the next two days (minus 30 degrees, anyone?), but you know? With this early, snowy, frigid weather we've had, it's been eerily comforting to me, like the Buffalo winters I first knew 20 years ago. Like the way Winter's supposed to be here, signaling a sort of "and all is well and back to normal" type of feeling.
Yeah, I never thought I'd hear me say that, either.
In the mood for some hard-hitting truth, the kind which I've craved and listened to for 19 years? Go here. She speaks of complaining and one of my top goals this year is to stop. Complaining that is, especially about unchangeable things like the weather, peoples' decisions and things which must be done.
No, really. It's time... time to clear away even more debris inside my head so to create much more space for peace.
Believe it or not, I'd almost rather not have a memorial service for myself when I pass away. It would just be too complicated for my scattered-everywhere friends to gather in one place and throughout my life I've hated to inconvenience and bother people (it's a first-born thing, most likely).
But, if a service was attempted, here's the only song I'd like to have played there. No, seriously. I think it would be perfect, especially when you capitalize the word, friend.
Hey, don't laugh. It's my memorial service, after all. :)
Did you see all the terrific coupons in today's newspaper? I bought an extra copy and the coupons have to be pretty great for me to do that.
Well, I need to return to ironing Tom's shirts for his trip. Let's all stay warm, happy and grateful for all we've been given, ok?
“If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you'd be surprised by how well things can work out... Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier.”
― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
Have you chosen songs for your own memorial service?