In general, is it useless to complain about the weather’s impact on your day-to-day. Chicagoans, we are all in the same situation. Truth is, to lead every conversation with the, ‘ Weather sucks’ or ‘I am sick of Chicago’ is annoying. At the end of the day, I still love this city, but I have had to resort to meditations to get through the challenges this season, which is my new word for the shitty-ass weather. Sounds better right? Like I am not even complaining.
Before I give you these mediations, let me share my morning quickly. I was parked in front of my house on the side of the street marked with the street signs, NO PARKING 1:30pm to 3:30pm tow zone (I realize this is the stupidest parking restriction in the city). I got stuck on the ‘bad’ side of the street because last night I could not find parking on the ‘good’ side of the street. Like many, my car was buried under snow and victimized by the plows and drift. I allotted enough time to dig my car out before work. As I got to my back tire with the shovel, the snow-plow came down my street again.
I made eye contact with the driver, he saw me, he shrugged his shoulders and I moved out of the way. I was buried the same as I was 20 minutes earlier. It was at this moment that my meditations downloaded in my mind. I was not mad and actually felt the lesson was bigger that the task before me. So don’t hate- MEDITATE!