The second thing the snow storm highlights is that, even in the midst of something like this, people still try to make things about them. I read so many posts that read something like, “nobody has plowed MY street,” or “I pay HIGH taxes (which is a relative statement) so why haven’t they plowed in front of my house.” Once we are able to accept a situation we tend to then turn the spotlight back on ourselves. In this case, quite honestly, I am not sure where the person is in a rush to go. Additionally, if they would have surveyed the timelines of other people in their town, they would realize that the streets leading to their street have also not been plowed. The real question is… WHERE ARE YOU IN A RUSH TO GO??? LOL. There is three feet of snow covering the entire state and neighboring states and stores and restaurants are closed, so if they plow your street….where my friend are you headed to??? What people also do not realize is that you cannot just plow that amount of snow, in some cases you have to move it, which takes a lot more time. And let me digress for about 20 seconds (*chuckle*). It always amazes me how people complain about things that they already know are a problem. They do not plow your street fast in a regular snow storm; you think because there is more snow that they are going to do it faster? I’m just saying….haha.
Here is my final point. When things like this happen, most people (not everybody) have a contemplative moment and actually realize how blessed they really are. If during this storm you had power, a warm house and were able to even barely clean your drive way and walkway, then you are blessed. If you were healthy enough to walk outside and lift a shovel and it may have taken you a few hours, but you were able to get it done, you are blessed. If you had a snow blower that did not break down and were able to clean your driveway you are blessed. If all of your family members are safe and accounted for, then you are indeed blessed. These are little things that we constantly take for granted, a warm house, food, clothing, and our health, but moments like these should cause us to pause and be thankful.
Ladies and gentleman, I am about 360 miles away and it is sunny and there is not snow, but I would encourage you to enjoy your family and just relax. Catch up on some reading, watch a movie, call a friend, do something that you have not been able to do because your schedule “would not allow it.” I recall a few years back when there was a relative amount of snow dumped on the Washington, DC area and the northerners had so much to say. Well my friends, God (just might) have a sense of humor.
Please continue to check on the Elderly, lend a helping hand and please, whatever you do, do not assault the snowplow drivers. I know you think they are jerks for pushing all that snow back into your driveway, but you and I know from years of living in New England that this always happens and the most you can do is get mad and go out and move the six feet of hard packed snow from the bottom of your drive way J
God Bless and Always Be Encouraged!