Last night the first snow fell. When I woke up this morning and glanced outside it lay heavy and thick all over. I’m not the biggest fan of winter, so I guess I think it was a bit too early. I mean, the first real wintermonth is December, so why couldn’t the snow have waited until then to show up as well? Wellwell, one positive aspect though is that the darkness isn’t that consuming, and for me that has to count. I’m even less of a fan of darkness.
But the kids, they love it! On with gloves and the all over snow suit; they are getting ready for some heavy playing! And the dressing has better happen fast so they can enjoy the snow as much as possible. They are making snowmen, snow castles, they are throwing snowballs on a target, sliding down every hill they can find, until you see the grass underneath, and even the mud underneath. They get so dirty and cold, but they still love it! They wake up to a white world and is exhilarated!
Us grown-ups (“grown-ups”) on the other hand kinda hate it. We think about the dangers of the snow: people driving off of the road because of the ice and their cold hands (you see, when your hands are really cold you then to try to heaten them up and they you let go of the steering wheel); the flue, having to put on a lot of layers, even though that isn’t a danger. We think about all these minor things that is just simply unconvenient. One of the worst things is the snow getting too wet and you’re just stuck with MUD – mud all the way up to you’re knees!
“Yay! A sea of mud! Let’s go jump in it!”
You just have to admit that a response like that makes life a lot happier. The thing is you can’t change the fact that the world turned into another over night. But would it hurt to play along for a bit. Of course you can’t just push the gas pedal all the way down and not think that you will have to pay, but it doesn’t hurt to put on some gloves yourself and enjoy it. It will probably have rained away before the weekend is over anyway … I hope.
Make the snow work for you. Or whatever it may be that is being a pain in the ass, turn it into something you can gain from! I know you can do it – make it work!
I wish I was swimming, or climbing a mountain, or doing one of those things you find in the typical metaphors …
I simply wish I was climbing a mountain. And then I would chose Mount Everest, I would’ve climbed step by step as long as I had to, because I knew that in the end I would reach the top. And I would’ve known that there were no point above where I had reached. I would’ve known how far to go, how high to reach and that one day I would be there, on the top, above everything. I would have sacrificed everything to climb the biggest mountains, where there always seemed to be another hill, and another, and another. I would have taken them down one by one. I would keep my eyes on the target at all times, and never forgotten where I was supposed to be, because I knew that ‘this is what it takes’. It’s not a mountain and it is not an ocean you can cross. But you have to keep swimming in this pool we call life.
“I wish I was swimming. I wish, I wish, I wish I was swimming. You can splash me if you want to. I don’t mind.”
I woke up this morning thinking about this song! And actually, I’m considering making this my theme-song, if that is even possible (giving yourself a theme-song!). It fits my blog amazingly and furthermore it is such a happy song, and it really motivates me to get going. I had never seen this music video before but it gave me a good feeling and made me wanna let myself loose!
So people, I’m sending you on your way! Get out there, relax, be yourself, and just get going!
“To make dreams real, first you have to have them”
This quote is hanging on my bedroom wall, and is always a great reminder to me, because it is SO true. You are always seing inspirational quotes about following your dreams, and chasing your dreams, and making dreams come true, but unless you really know what you want and where you want to go, it’s hard to get there. You have to search deep inside and find what you’re really burning for, and then I believe you can make anything you choose come true.
We fall. We all fall. But then we get up again. We keep on going even though we know that there are falls ahead of us, even though we know that we will never stop falling, and never stop failing. We get up, we get going. We are on our way. And even when you just lie there on the ground for a moment, thinking that you just can’t do it this time, you just can’t get up again, even then we are on our way. Always.