The recent snowfall has had an impact on my life in many ways. I expect my readers could tell stories of how it has affected their lives, too.
Disappointment is mainly what I’ve experienced. Inconvenience, discomfort, danger; these I’ve escaped, though many other people have been dealing with these as a result of the snow.
I find disappointment of varying degrees has been a theme in my life in recent times, though, so this is just one more experience that I can learn from if I will. An opportunity to learn. But what is the lesson?
I think the lesson is to find joy and peace wherever I am, whatever the circumstances. The lesson is not to depend on circumstances for my fulfillment.
My personality is such that I plan, anticipate, rehearse, daydream about the future, putting a lot of importance on the fulfillment of those plans and dreams. When they don’t materialize, I feel disappointed.
I want to be fully myself, and that means learning to live with my disappointment as I live with the snow. It’s part of life.