Winter without snow, thank goodness!

It’s December and I don’t have to worry about snow for the first winter in my life. I’ve lived in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Illinois and always I have had to endure the heavy cold winters beset with snow. Living in South Carolina, I will seldom ever see snow and at worst, there might just be a day with snow for a day or two then it’ll instantly melt. I’m not negative about snow, I just prefer it not be around me. To those that live in colder states and love snow, I am deeply happy for you all. To each their own on this matter of snow. Not having to wear a furry coat, except a small sweater on certain days, just makes me feel super happy inside- my bones don’t ache. A couple of days ago, I finished reading two books, “the richest man in Babylon” and “the monk who sold his Ferrari”. These two books have immensely grown me spiritually, physically, mentally, and financially. I highly recommend these books with all of my heart and soul. You’ll discover more about yourself and desires as you read these books through. I’ll have to discuss more into depth on these books.

My Friday morning, I skipped breakfast and just drank two cups of coffee. I then checked the mail and sun bathed in the front lawn, enjoying the beautiful sun and sky. Which reminds me, there’s a quote I want to share by Mahatma Gandhi filled with beautiful words “When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul and expands in worship of the creator.” I firmly believe these words. When we admire the beauty in nature, we are praising our creator by giving less attention to our man made creations and in lieu stand in awe of the wonders of the world. But back to Friday, I watched my neighbor across the street from me, an older fellow (mid 60s or so) working in his front lawn, setting up for Christmas when an older woman a couple houses down from him, thanked him for his help with her house repairs. This reminded me, that we should never forget to thank a person for their help and not to take them for granted. Just by giving them some praise, you’re bringing value to their day and you will receive even more respect from them.

At around 6 pm, my brother and I decided to explore some parts of Spartanburg. We ended up deciding on stopping at a Thai restaurant. I ordered a duck and curry dish mixed with cooked vegetables. I expected the dish too be quite big, but it was smaller. The dish was a little spicy but appetizing. Surprisingly I was so stuffed and realized that I made the right decision of not ordering anything else to eat. I have always been a huge fan of duck meat but with curry it hits even greater like fire igniting my soul. After dinner we ended up exploring the Greenville area and even stopped at the roof top to see the amazing view in the dark with all the lights soaring. If you haven’t seen it before, I encourage you to look it up. I’ll post a couple of pictures. I apologize in advance if they’re not so great pictures. Next time I’ll take better ones.

Not the best picture in the dark, but at least gives you an idea. Look up downtown Greenville for better pictures. I want to end this blog with a quote from the monk who sold his Ferrari, P. 153, “I am more than I appear to be, all the world’s strength and power rests inside me.” We have so much potential that the creator has entrusted to us, let us pursue that potential. Let us not lose hope and seek for the kingdom.

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