to a Positive One
gives ample opportunity
for one to Perceive
how Precious Life is!
My intense dislike for Winter probably originated in my childhood. I was never warm enough. In a family where money was very tight, my outer clothes for Winter were not enough to keep the cold away from my body. Our house itself with very little insulation was always freezing. The Winter winds would come right through the windows. I have memories of some of my siblings wearing Winter hats in the house just trying to stay warm.
I was born to be outside and Winter was no exception. I did go outside a lot but I was always cold, or so numb with cold I could not feel some of my body parts. Give me warmth and sunshine any day! The gray, dismal, cold days of Winter I came to truly hate.
This attitude of course, followed me my entire Life. I experienced the blues or the condition that is known as SAD.
Even though I did see Beauty
when the snow first fell,
that wonder did not stay
and SAD had its way.
This year, for the first time in my Life, I have deliberately chosen to fall in Love with Winter, regardless of how I have felt about it all my Life. I intended to buy the warmest and best quality clothes as possible to keep me warm. And I did. Through the help of friends, equipment was recommended for me to use and so I bought those as well. I forced myself to adapt to the cold when I went for my walks, wearing only a vest on top of layers even when temperatures were as low as 30°F. Slowly the pendulum swung.
And today as I write this, I can really say I have fallen in Love with Winter. To my dismay however, the white snow that I now look forward to, has been minimal, and even with the snowfall we have had, I have had to chase it in order to get photographs due to warming temperatures melting the new fallen snow.
So, here I am proving to all of you, that a change in attitude can and does alter your perspective with Life itself.
I have gone from a dread ofWinter
to looking forward to
what I can create
with the Glorious Snow
that here does fall.
The irony of all this is now that I have changed my attitude, Mother is not cooperating by giving me plenty of snow this year. Go figure!! But, that is Life, is it not? (smile) …
Photography/ “Changing Perspective” 2016©AmyRose