Snowpocalypse? – Embrace the Change

We live in South Dakota.  Changing seasons are inevitable.  The first snow is upon us and we’ve gone from 60 (degrees) to freezing overnight, from tennis shoes to snow boots, from jackets to parka’s, from soccer balls to snow balls and lawn mowers to snow blowers.  If this has you feeling anxious and angry, here are some tips to help you embrace the change.

First of all, recognize the emotions you are feeling.  There isn’t a bad emotion.  God made all of them and He wants us to acknowledge them.  Secondly, decide how you want to react to the emotion.  What about this situation can you control?  You certainly can’t control the weather.  You can’t control how other people will respond to it.  But you can control how you respond.  Lastly, make a conscious decision to be positive and live it out.  Slow down, take a deep breath and have a better day.  Be happy.  Be kind.  Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as you take a moment to gaze out the window and really see the beauty in the new season in which God has blanketed us.

Author: Mary Wheaton
Spiritual Director

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