Winter officially began in late December, but it truly arrived in Pittsburgh this week. It snowed a little on Monday morning, snowed a lot on Tuesday, and was frigid (7°F) on Wednesday.
When I woke up on Tuesday morning, I peeked out the window and saw a few inches of snow on the ground with more falling from the sky. As soon as I finished breakfast (and a warm mug of coffee!), I laced up my snow boots and hooked Lola on her leash. We were ready to go!
We walked in the quiet, dark morning, and it was probably the most peaceful walk I’ve ever been on. Lola was so happy to be in the snow, and kept eating it and flicking it in the air with her nose. I felt like I was walking in a real-life snow globe.
Something I’m learning is that we get to choose our attitude in life. We may not determine what happens to us, but we can decide how we react. Winter comes every year here in the ‘Burgh, and I get to choose whether I want to embrace it and find joy in freshly fallen snow and crisp air, or whether I want to resent the cold and complain about driving on icy roads.
One way of thinking can bring happiness, while another can make us miserable. It’s up to us to decide how we want to feel. Winter is here and I’m choosing to enjoy it and make the most of it this year 🙂