Here is an analogy with multifarious applications. Today, I apply it to my aversion to substandard weather: Life is a lot like baking a cake. Always indulge the batter...just in case you end up burning the cake. Of course one runs the risk of ending up with a tummy ache and a smaller cake (or, in my case, a cupcake (burp)), but they own the great satisfaction of having stayed on the offensive and lived in the moment...that you not only stopped to "smell roses," you gobbled them down while you could!
That is a "glass half full" way of saying, when chaos strikes (and it always does) you got to shake n bake, wade right into it...make Lemon Meringue Pie out of your "lemons."
Turning serious for a moment, I realize that there are far more important challenges in Life than coping with foul weather. Kelly and Al over at The Bayfield Bunch are dealing with the chaos of health issues, while Ms Explorer at Back Porch View, on the verge of realizing her long held dream of living free on the road in a vintage travel trailer, after selling her house and near all her worldly possessions in a mad rush to close...gets a last minute call that the deal fell through; the buyer lost his job. Then Al and Karen at Wish Upon An RV Star are on hold with atrial fibrillation issues (Al)...and Jim, of Jim and Gayle's Life's Little Adventures comes down with blood clots in his leg.
Dreams are fragile creations. There are so many years and "ifs" that it's a small miracle we ever realize them. As fragile as dreams, is Life itself. One day everything is fine, the next, we are dealing with something serious...and the weather isn't even relevant.
I whine about the weather more than I should. It could be worse. Bobbie and I made some "lemonade" with a wind-chilled hike up a snowy Oak Creek Trail...three hours to count our blessings and live in a "moment" while we still can. You know you are growing old and wise when you begin to appreciate bad weather. It's better than no weather at all.
We hope and pray for our RV friends...that these things pass, that they can get back to their Dreams in short order.
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