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The Weather Report

WEEK 2 – MARCH 2009

Wherever you live in the world, the weather is going through so many changes, bringing with it all sorts of challenges from extreme heat to torrential floods and heavy snow. No matter what the circumstances, focus on all the wonderful things that each season brings. Here is a beautiful poem which says it all.


“Any day I’m vertical
 is a good day”
…that’s what I always say.
If you ask me,
”How are you?”
I’ll answer, “GREAT!” 
because in saying so, 
I make it so.

When Life gives me dark clouds and rain, 
I appreciate the moisture 
that brings a soft curl to my hair.

When Life gives me sunshine, 
I gratefully turn my face up 
to feel its warmth on my cheeks.

When Life brings fog, 
I hug my sweater around me 
and give thanks for the cool shroud of mystery 
that makes the familiar seem different and intriguing.

When Life brings snow, 
I dash outside to catch the first flakes on my tongue, 
relishing the icy miracle that is a snowflake.

Life’s events and experiences 
are like the weather – 
they come and go, 
no matter what my preference.

So, what the heck?!
I might as well decide to enjoy them.

For indeed, 
there IS a time for every purpose under Heaven.

And each season brings its own unique blessings.

BJ Gallagher

Rain, hail or shine, have a great week!

Lots of love


Ann Quinn, Ph.D

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