Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Inspiration from the Palm Trees

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Earlier today, I was on a video conference with some co-workers and friends. The weather came up, as it often does when people aren’t in the same geographic region. I started complaining about the cold again. I explained that those of us in Southeast Texas have the right to complain about the cold, especially in March, because it should be in the 70s (at least) this time of year. And it’s in the 30s and 40s. We chose this climate for a reason, this was not the reason!

Somehow it came up again that the palm trees actually froze over on the island this year. One of my co-workers, my friend, kind of glazed over. I thought she was in shock about the deep freeze. Nope. She exclaimed, “You have PALM TREES in Texas?”. Of course we do, and even though they are trimmed back in the winter, they’re still beautiful to me. They inspire me. They just seem so strong and ever changing. To me, that’s a good thing.

Even though it wasn’t a beautiful sunny day today, I decided to share this with you. This STRONG palm stands outside of my back door. I watch it flow and change with the wind and with the seasons. It calms me when I’m frustrated, angry, or just feel a little burdened. I needed that conversation about weather today.

My initial whining about the weather turned into my admiration for my surroundings again. I love this place. I love my life. I’m thankful for the daily reminders.

About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. Love it! I adore the palm trees there! Even in the cold they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the picture to remind me! May all of our hangouts lead to beautiful posts! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. Complain away! Anything below 60 degrees is for the birds.
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