For the positive people, that is.
You know, the kind of people who instinctively see the silver lining in everything. I’m not one of them, and that’s quite a shame. I try, oh, I try a lot! But it doesn’t come naturally, like it comes to them… Just not quite as easily.
Today was the coldest day of winter, so far. Minus 15 C with a minus 26 C sensation. Really, not that bad. But being the first day of intense cold, it is a bit like the first swim in springtime. The water feels cold when you dip your toes in, but once you’re up to your neck in the river (or lake, or ocean)… Well, it’s not that bad after all.
Soon, we’ll all be used to freezing temperatures again, but until that happens, we’ll whine and be grumpy, and complain about the temperature going lower and lower…
Which brings me to the beginning of this post; positive people.
The security guard at the office greeted me with his usual ear to ear smile, as I was about to leave the building after my day of work. He is a tall well built black man, and he definately is a natural at being positive.
Talking about how cold it was outside, he smiled again and told me:
Well, you won’t have to worry about moskitos!
Dang right I won’t… And that positive attitude gave me something to smile about for my short walk home.