Wow, the big freeze continues to chill the UK – more snow to come tonight and sub zero temperatures.
Isn’t it wonderful how when we’re in crisis everyone pulls together for the greater good? There was on old lady of 89 years on the television last night saying how neighbours had been checking in on her, making sure she had everything. She said how marvelous it was – “I didn’t realise people were bothered about me until now.” It warms my heart. I only hope that these neighbours keep up the contact once the thaw sets in and beyond.
Also, what warms my heart are the stories I hear on the news about villagers helping out their neighbours getting an extra loaf or pint of milk for each other, the stamina of the guys gritting our roads, the shops that are keeping open to serve the local people, the power line workers repairing the frozen power supply ‘things’ to get the power back to thousands of homes – the meals on wheels co-ordinators/delivery people ensuring those less able are still receiving their hot meals. The roadside assistance heroes, emergency services – these people must be the most welcome of sights when you’re cold and in trouble. My postman has continued delivering letters everyday – he walks 4 miles to the post office before he starts his round. Pushing the trolley of letters he says is challenging in the snow, but he keeps on. I feel an immense sense of gratitude for the kindness and stamina of these ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Isn’t it amazing what we can achieve when the chips are down? How the combined spirit of challenge makes the mountain that needs climbing seem less daunting? How we can go the extra mile when we’re tired, if we really want to? Sometimes we get a ‘second wind’. Often when we feel like we’re facing an uphill challenge, it’s easier not to bother and quit. When you push through your comfort zone you find it stretches further and further out – like a balloon that one’s expanded the first time never shrinks to its original size. Within each and everyone of us we have massive inner strength – yes, all of us. These are like our own ‘Super Powers’ – we can achieve much more than we think we can! When we know a job has to be done, we draw on these powers and the good news is – we don’t have to wear our pants on the outside of our trousers we just become unstoppable! Isn’t it great? I admire these ladies and gentlemen for their courage, determination and inner strength. What wonderful stories they will be telling future generations about the extreme winter of 2009/2010!
When you’re working towards achieving your goals, how will you cope with the challenges that lay ahead? When will you draw on your ’Super Powers’? What will you be saying to yourself? How will you find the strength to keep going? How important are your goals? Who will you help along the way? Who can help you? Who can encourage you to go the extra mile? If I can help – message me or go to www.daringdamsels.com or www.alisoleil.com for more information!
Sending you all a big warm hug on this bitterly cold day!