As you know, we walk a mile to school every day. I walk a mile to school and back every day. As the weather dips below freezing into the single digits, I used to get grumpy about this. I’d dread leaving my house to fight the bitter cold.
|A Winter Coat!
The Italian Mama alerts me last week to a sale on winter coats. With my Christmas money in hand, I find a coat that promises to keep me warm. I find one that will “keep me warm down to -15 degrees.” It’s water resistant, has a “storm shield,” and features deep pockets for my cell phone and camera (for all my outdoor photography sessions).
Suddenly, my circumstances are no longer a problem. In fact, I love this coat so much that I race outside each morning and tell all the neighbors how warm I am. “I’m just wearing a t-shirt underneath this!” I cry out. I think I actually skip part of the way down the hill.
Living with flair means I embrace adaptations when my external circumstances cannot change. I think about the supplies I need to endure and thrive.
It might be as simple as a warm coat.