Code Red. That means work is closed, it's a snow day! It means today is going to be filled with tasty treats, clearing off the DVR and good second sleep.
That's one thing about snow days. They are like God's way of making us still. Worried about that report you wanted to get out? Well, don't worry, you can send it out tomorrow. Worried that your meeting will be rescheduled? Don't, that too can wait. Worried about that salon appointment? Hmm, I hope they're open, we do like to look good even on snow days ;-) The bottom line is to not fill this day with worry, chores, catching up on work or continuing your bad attitude. Fill this day with something fun, free and fantastic.
What? It's been so long you don't know what to do? Catch up on the blog. I'm free all day, shoot me an email. I'd love to laugh with you today about all the silly things I've shared. That's what I'll spend some time doing today. Know what else I will do today? I'll be open to the possibility ... the possibility of finding yet another thing to be grateful for, the possibility of making this day incredible, the possibility of brightening someone's day with a call, email or text ... letting them know I'm thinking of them. I'll be enjoying that lemon cake I bought yesterday, I'll enjoy a fabulous breakfast, I'll watch the Bible on the History Channel, and I'll be spending some time gazing out of this here window. I will reserve today as a free day to think, do and feel better about any and everything.
Now, it's no snowmageddon out but it's pretty and peaceful. That's the kind of day to make this. Time to be still. Time to read your favorite book. Time to add music to your iPod. I know, there's a gazillion things to do around the house but let's all be in the 3rd grade (Day 9) together. Got the winter blues? Shake it off. Got clutter? Pack a few bags for goodwill, no organizing today just purging. Been mean, hateful and spiteful? Exercise. I'll do a few planks today because they make me feel strong. Home alone? No worries. Do all of those things you dream of doing if you were on vacation. Get in your favorite chair and relax - mimosas are on the breakfast menu. Married? Mad at your spouse? Roll over and apologize, life is too short to hold stupid, petty grudges - it wastes time and you could be off being grateful together. If that doesn't work, take off your shirt. C'mon are you with me - let's make today incredible.
So on Day 19 of 40 days of gratefulness, I'm grateful for snow days ... and being still. #beblessed #40daysofgratefulness