Cabin Fever

I recently read an article that said people are prone to cabin fever during the colder seasons. Within the New England area, particularly during the months of December, January and February, women (and men) focus more on their misery – finding themselves discouraged, desolate, even depressed.

I easily could’ve been (and have been) one of those people.

If I started to list all the things that have been going ‘wrong’ during this colder season, I’d be writing for a while. But instead, I chose to shift my focus on all the things that are going right because if I’m being honest with myself that list is much longer.

Isn’t yours?

I cannot count the number of times I’ve taken the ‘little things’ in life for granted.
Are there little things in life that you find yourself taking for granted?

You know, things like…
waking up this morning. Your home. The food in your cabinets and refrigerator. The clothes on your back. The shoes on your feet. Your spouse. Your children. Your health. Your car. Chances are if you’re reading this you have at least one of these things. Most of us have almost all of them.
No, maybe they’re not exactly what you want.
But it’s still more than what others have.

Wouldn’t you agree?

I took a drive with my oldest son yesterday. As we drove down the same local road we’ve taken for months now, he still smiled and pointed out the trees, the stores, the different colored cars, the people walking, etc. It didn’t matter how many times we’ve taken this drive, he was still mesmerized. He was still soaking it all in, smiling, enjoying every second of it.

I don’t know about you but that’s how I want to live life – that’s how I’ve been trying to live life. Opening my eyes each morning, thanking God for another day to be here and using that day to be intentional.

Are you being intentional with your day?

I ask these questions, not because I have the answers, but because I hope that it calls attention to the (type of) cabin fever you may have experienced or are still experiencing. I mean, it’s March 20th, Spring is officially here. So yeah, that cabin fever (or whatever you want to call it) will soon fade away. But if we don’t start making changes now, it will start creeping back into our lives the second summer is over.
So I ask you…

What can you do to find joy in every day?

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