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Make The Most Of Sunny Skies While They Are Here
This morning I woke up to blue sky here in Victoria, BC, Canada. It is late February, which means a higher chance of clouds and rain than sunshine.
I was happy.
I looked out my patio window and smiled at the sky. I thought, great weather for me to go for a walk outside today.
I got on my computer to read a few blogs and then I ate breakfast. My morning routine. After breakfast, I returned to the computer to read my emails, sorting according to priority and searching for any urgent messages. I even sent a friend a message saying "Blue skies here, I will go for a walk soon." I believe I added a happy face too.
I Looked Outside And...
I looked out the window of my office as I debated which email to read next. I looked twice.
The sky had changed drastically. Blue sky was replaced by clouds and - what was this white stuff falling from the sky? Yes, you guessed it. Snow!
I Missed My Chance.
I had not watched the weather forecast the last few days.
I was out of the weather loop, if there is a loop to be joined. I'm sure there is a related Facebook group.
I was not even out of my pyjamas at this point in the late morning. My heart dropped. While I could still go for a walk, the exercise would now be under darkened skies and snow rather than sunshine.
I had missed my chance to go for a walk in the sun.
I looked back at my morning. What had been my priority? Why had I missed my chance to engage with the blue sky?
Ah yes, email. Computer time. Facebook chats.
The number of sent messages this morning came flooding to my mind. The sun did not return like these memories.
I was reminded at that point to make the most of the present moment. I was reminded to make the most of the blue skies while they are here.
The emails can wait. Facebook, yes that too can wait. While the comments about quotes may seem pressing at the time, those comments will still be in my notifications box when I sign onto the web-page again in a few hours.
The emails that are not urgent can also wait. My friends know I am busy and they understand if it takes me a few extra hours to respond electronically.
Exercise is important, as is fresh air. Besides, the break from the computer will do me good.
The next time there is blue sky I will not miss it. I'll enjoy my walk and smile. I hope you also enjoy the outdoors on a sunny day. Don't miss out on the sun as you never know when the sky will change its tune.
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