I'm not a fan of Winter.
Last year we had broken water pipes, our electric went out during a couple storms (uh oh, water in the basement and no sump pump), and our oil burner suffered a shit load of problems (the repair guy was out so much he began to seem like one of the family).
Winter makes me nervous. There's less light here in Winter, too - which just adds to my seasonal angst/grouchiness.
In an effort to open myself up a bit (you know how, when you're IN something unpleasant, you can curl up and close down somewhat? I've been doing that - sigh) - and also to increase my connection (I feel guilty about not being here on the blog for such a long time -- and I so miss talking with you!), I started doing something I'm calling what's right.
On February 6th I shared this on Facebook:
Consider: I've whined and growled at oil burner problems a number of times here on FB, and could probably have told you the number of days the heater was acting up (when it was), but today - with ass-freezing temperatures outside, and the heater, down the hall from me, humming along doing its job - I realized that I can't tell you how long the heater's been running smoothly.
And I may not have mentioned that the heater problems earlier this year led me to an incredibly solid, caring, and super-service oriented oil burner repair company.
I want to bring that seeking and paying attention to what's right thing into ALL of my life!
After posting that I started to document (daily) what's right in my life. NOT as an effort to drown out, or ignore, what's wrong or pissy - just to widen my perspective - see more than just what was annoying/angsting/scaring/depressing me.
p.s. the purple flowers in the picture above remind me of the Albert Camus quote: "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." YES!