I may have just blogged yesterday about how it smelled like springtime outside and I was hopeful that the groundhog wouldn't see his shadow, but that adorable yet evil bad-news-bringer let me down. And like clockwork, it got cold here again. Not as cold as it has been (::runs off to check forecast to make sure I'm not jinxing myself yet again::), but cold enough to kill my giddiness at a possible early spring and inevitable warmer weather. Hey, all I know is that we'd better not have another year like last year, when we had cold temps all the way into May! Because that seemed like being in Winterfell in the middle of the long winter.
But I digress. My point was that winter, which should be the ultimate ideal time to get focused on living better and doing a variety of intense indoor workouts to get a jump start on being healthy and looking good in the spring, is depressing. So depressing that it renders many of my good intentions useless - all I want is comfort food, hot baths, to be with family, and snuggling my doggies. But since gratitude is a huge part of my personal overhaul, I am thankful for those occasional glimpses of hope that remind me that spring is coming. Warmer weather, longer days, and hopefully better times are coming.
Every now and then I need to remind myself that I actually enjoy living, so this week's coffee chat theme of "Gimme Five. Reasons for Living that is." is quite timely. I may not have figured my purpose out just yet, but I know I am lucky to be relatively healthy and mobile and financially stable when so many are without. I owe it to myself to commit wholeheartedly to a more resourceful, creative, and abundant life. My five biggest reasons for living are family, pets, friends, a passionate love of learning, and myself.
What do YOU live for?
Today's music: Switchfoot, "Dare You to Move"