Today, a photo of a dead tree in a frozen over swamp in rural Broome County, New York, for my blog readers who love snow.
This was taken by my "guest photographer" in a swampy area which is frozen over, so my guest photographer was able to get "up close and personal" with this and other dead tree roots sticking out of the ice.
So, what does that have to do with the other thing I want to talk about today?
I read a blog post yesterday that made me think.
"February 7 is the day we give up".
That's right. We start the year with the best of intentions. We start out at full speed, with the best of intentions. But, before you know it, we realize it is going to take time, and work, to reach our goals. We say "the heck with it." And that happens...around February 7.
I had this word for the year....what was it, again? Oh yes. Determination.
I had already forgotten it.
But yesterday, something interesting happened to me. It was drizzling, and the temperature was right at freezing. The conditions were right for freezing drizzle. I knew that was a possibility as I started my commute to work.
I'm scared of ice. But I ended up having to walk on some sidewalks yesterday that were just starting to ice up. I didn't have ice cleats on, and my balance (despite the balance exercises I do) isn't the best. I was so tempted to freeze (no pun intended) in place the first time I started to slide. But I knew I had to keep moving.
I made it to my destination.
Once there, we talked about some serious things in a meeting, but also shared a couple of jokes.
That's more advice from the post I read yesterday- remember to laugh and have a good time.
I will remain determined, and I will remember to be grateful, and to laugh, every day.