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You Can’t Stop Winter. But You Can Put On Your Coat.

Just wondering… Has anyone ever tried to stop winter from coming? Anyone? Of course not. It would be ludicrous to try. No matter how many times you checked the weather per day… Or how long you refused to change out of your shorts and flip flops… Or how many people believed ‘winter’ was all a […]

Just wondering…

Has anyone ever tried to stop winter from coming?

Anyone?

Of course not.

It would be ludicrous to try.

No matter how many times you checked the weather per day…

Or how long you refused to change out of your shorts and flip flops…

Or how many people believed ‘winter’ was all a conspiracy…

It still wouldn’t stop winter from coming.

That’s because there’s something deeper at work here.

Something bigger than we are…

…a reminder that we are just a tiny part of a greater whole.

That something is called ‘Seasons’.

Spring turns to Summer which turns to Autumn which turns to Winter and then back to Spring.

We can’t stop it from happening.

Fighting the changing of the seasons would be futile

— and a waste of effort. Not to mention extremely stressful.

There are just some things that are out of our personal control.

Accepting what’s out of our control as ‘the way things are’ helps us to adapt ourselves to the changes.

Seasons are one of them.

So is the current global crisis.

Checking the news…

Continuing to go on with ‘life as normal’…

Or considering conspiracy theories won’t change what IS right now.

But there ARE things you CAN do.

When the seasons change you can put on your coat.

You can turn up the thermometer in your house.

You can buy boots if necessary.

What’s happening is happening.

You might be stuck at home but there is still plenty within your control.

How you use your time…

How you use your body…

The thoughts you choose to believe…

The food you eat…

How you structure your day…

How you love and support those you care about (even if you can’t physically touch them)…

I know that spring is blossoming in many parts of the world.

But winter — or at least stormy weather — is upon us.

Control what you CAN control.

Put on your coat.

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