I used to complain about high temperatures and humidity until last week. I changed my outlook after a stop at my bank. During my transaction, I shared my thoughts on the heat of the day. The teller reminded me that compared to the frigid temperatures in the winter that keep us trapped inside, he enjoyed all the weather summer offered.
Over the years, I've heard tons of people defend the high thermometer readings; I usually think to myself that anyone who enjoys extreme heat and especially high humidity needs his head examined.
For some unknown reason, after my conversation at the bank, I decided to change my perception. For days now, I've come to embrace this season with all of its attributes. Now when someone complains to me about the heat, I repeat what I heard from the bank teller in hopes I'll convert one more person into appreciating summer's heat and humidity.
My days are numbered as are everyone's. Whenever I can, I'll try to admire every day and every daily incident as it comes along. My perceptions determine my experiences; I can make an effort to see things in a positive light.
In spite of my strong convictions, I'm cutting myself some slack. I can't and won't rejoice when in the throes of a summer hot flash. Nope, that's too much!
In closing, I only ask that you reach out to me. I'm tossing fruit bars to everyone.