What Can You Learn From a Snow Storm

Last Update: January 12, 2018

There Is A Lesson In Everything

Here I am in my office finishing up my day and when I look out I realize things have changed. When I came to work this morning it was 53 F and felt real nice out.



Now one of those cold winter cold fronts have moved in during the day. There is a freezing drizzle outside. Most people have elected to stay home instead of the usual Friday night festivities.


So what have I learned from a snow and ice storm.

I have learned sometimes no matter what you want you have to go-slow and be careful what you do. (Obvious)

That when things are hard you will not have near as much competition. (Not many people on the road)

When you do something when things are not good everyone notices. (Hit somebody when it is bad weather like this as there is people everywhere.)

That no one can make the decision for you to press forward. (I still have a 5-mile drive to get home)

That no one else really knows what you can and can't do no matter what they say. (Don't listen to the naysayers. Prove them wrong by doing what they say you cannot do.)

You control your destiny, you decide what tomorrow will be like, you decide to move forward or stay put.

Sometimes we will not move until it gets uncomfortable. (Bed and food are not here in the office. I have to move toward what I want.)

I believe there are important lessons in life just like there are lessons in life from this snowstorm.

So I am going to close the office down and slide on home.

Onward and Upward.

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LJacob Premium
God is the originator of all things and so He always make a way for His Creation in every situation (be it snowy day or whatever). Very thoughtful of you. Thanks for sharing
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kjdahlin Premium
I always believe things happen for a reason. When they happen I go with the flow.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
It's great when we have the sense to slow down without outside forces; but when things happen that are beyond our control (a snowstorm would be one), instead of complaining, we should just go with the flow, make adjustments, and enjoy the "downtime".
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arielharris7 Premium
Hmmm, sometimes it seems the most powerful lesson is in our choice.At each moment it's the crossroads to knowing it's in our hands..and if we do not like the lesson..well just hold on to your seat belts..it will come around again...Great post Bo!
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TeamIceCream Premium
Some great lessons Bo! Yes, things outside of our control can change in an instant, but we have control over our attitude and what WE want - and although we may have to adjust things to counter the outside circumstances - where there is a will, there is a way! All the points you made are brilliant, but I love that last picture the most - it looks like so much fun! ;-) LOL!
Have a safe slide home Bo! ;-) LOL!
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thimof Premium
When times are rough, you can learn the most
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botipton Premium
I learned a long time ago if you really want to see how a person truly is watch them when things are bad not when things are good. That is when you find out who they really are.
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Pernilla Premium
I control my destiny! No one else!
Let´s do what we really want to do in life
and concentrate on what´s most important!

Thanks Bo for guiding me along to success!
:-)
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botipton Premium
The road is a good road to travel and I am glad that I have been able to be a guide. Thank you for letting me guide you.
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NandiT Premium
I have worked out in -25C(-13F) and i currently have a job where i need to work in the cold for longer periods so i know how it is! Great post Bo!
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botipton Premium
Hope you stay warm.
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JohnV Premium
This demonstrates a powerfully successful attitude, when you can look for and find lessons in whatever happens around you. One of those privileges granted to some of us, who have lived a little longer than others.
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botipton Premium
It is definitely learned.
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buffetearns Premium
A lesson to be learnt from all that we encounter and experience! Excellent Post and thank you for sharing.

Thank you Bo.

Wayne
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botipton Premium
Your welcome Wayne
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Harizan Premium
Pure wisdom:)
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botipton Premium
Thank you
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MoniArora Premium
Thank you for a great post and valuable life lessons... the most important can be summed up, "If it's to be, it's up to me".

We all control our destiny and we are here today as a result of the choices we made yesterdays!

Wish you a safe journey home and much success.
Moni
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botipton Premium
Moni very well written and good words.
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JFerrizzi Premium
Yes I'm now in Ohio temp dropped 20 degrees today and ice/ snow it makes you reflect
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botipton Premium
I know that was a shock from Florida to Ohio in a day.
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Tirolith Premium
We have had 45c in Australia. We are the ones melting.

Tom.
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botipton Premium
I will send you a box of snow and you send me a box of hot air and see it that helps.
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Tirolith Premium
Fair swap. And it will not be a politician.
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StPaul Premium
Great learning and great post.... Thanks for sharing...
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botipton Premium
Your welcome.
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Kvillafana1 Premium
Hope you had safe travels home! Love you snow and ice analogy. It’s 0 degrees here with snow in the forecast!
Kim
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botipton Premium
You are colder then we are. Brrrrr!
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TaniaHersel Premium
Hope you are warm and cosy. Have a great weekend and rest up.
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botipton Premium
Thank you Tania
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accad Premium
Agree. I noticed the appropriate pictures.
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botipton Premium
I like them and thought them appropriate.
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DNicholas Premium
Great analogy, I guess there are life lessons everywhere if we care to look for them. Thanks Bo, be careful out there and remember to keep the shinny side up.:-)

Don
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botipton Premium
I do my best to keep the shinny side up and the rubber side down.
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1signbanner Premium
Wow!!! I like that twist..."slide on home!" Great!

You are the man on the mountain my friend!

Now I will go outside and and enjoy the cold freezing 66F.

Because Bo said to go where only crazy people will venture.

Don't worry Bo I got it! I do I got it!


Frank
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botipton Premium
Good I am glad to hear it and to hear from you.
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gjshawk Premium
It's cool that you can find a lesson in an everyday act of nature. Well said.
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botipton Premium
Thank you and lessons are all around us.
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LouisaB Premium
Nicely put!

Have a great weekend, and slide safe!
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botipton Premium
Thank you
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LouisaB Premium
You're welcome!
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GBridgart Premium
Ohh Yes self determination
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botipton Premium
Yes
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AllanSiegel Premium
Good words. I like your style of writing - relaxed and off the cuff. Keep on keeping' on.
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botipton Premium
I write like I speak and enjoy doing it. Thank you.
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WildflowerG Premium
You learned a lot, Bo. I especially like the one about the naysayers. I get that stuff a lot. Can't imagine why!

I was in a car traveling from Greeley to Grand Junction, Co, on Christmas Day, and the snow started to blow on the Vail pass; however, I was reassured by the snow plows that kept moving in from the exits.

Hope your "slide" home was successful.
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botipton Premium
It and it was a beautiful drive looking at the snow.
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Sui_generis Premium
I've learned that this winter I just have to go with the flow. You can't control the weather. One day it's 67 and the next it's 34. Go figure. Weird winter this year.

~Debbi
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botipton Premium
Our temperature dropped 23 degrees F in 2 hours.
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SongbirdDL Premium
A post whose message is deeper than the sea, well, at least to me! Sometimes we need to have the energy of the moment to flow, to touch those that need it or those that must hear it. I am one who needed to hear this today.

I wrote a similar post earlier today, "Beware of the thief that is after your promise."

It is up to us to think and map out where we want to go and keep moving forward. This can never be measured by somebody else.

The future is never ours to see but we can decide which way we want to go. It can be measured by results and we only get the results when we get there. So meantime it is only time to make choices and trust the choices we make and keep pressing forward. No one has the ability to measure what another can do or achieve, it only unfolds over time.

Thank you.

~Danielle
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botipton Premium
Yes very true words. If I plan to drive from New York City to Los Angeles California I do not know what I will see or what I will need to do to get there. I do not what places I will stop to eat or sleep but I know as long as I keep moving in that direction I will get there.
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MarkBa Premium
Bo, I've found that there's is definitely a lesson in everything as long as I'm able to pause long enough to see it.

When things don't go to plan or I sense I want to complain about something, as long as I'm able to be awake enough to ask what I'm meant to be learning from whatever the situation is, I always do.

Mark
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botipton Premium
The more I read what you write Mark the more I realize me and you have had many of the same lessons in life and look at many things the same way.
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ContentBySue Premium
This post is a powerful analogy of moving forward, in your own way, at your own pace...just keep moving forward.

Thanks Bo! Sometimes we just need a little reason to push forward.

All the best,
Sue
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botipton Premium
Like Dory in the Walt Disney movie "Finding Nemo"
"Just keep swimming."
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Enjoyed your post, Bo! When we keep moving physically as well as with our work, it keeps the creativity going too. Onward!
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botipton Premium
Yes it does and it is harder to see little problems that do not matter anyway when you are moving forward.
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CowboyJames Premium
Very good Bo, be careful. A real risk reward thing with these weather changes. Warm temps here caused fast snow melt, I know this because our apartment was flooded this morning. As I sit here, my feet squishing on the floor, wife's birthday tomorrow.

The sound of air blowers running (must run all weekend).

I thought Mother nature sometimes doesn't like if we make plans with out consulting with her!!! Ahh life goes on we will get thru this and laugh about it later.

Have a great weekend!
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botipton Premium
That is the key Cowboy, " Ahh life goes on we will get thru this and laugh about it later."
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Lazyblogger Premium
I like the part what you say you control your destiny, you decide what tomorrow would be like. In other words, start your day with the end in mind. Ehat powerful philosophy that can drive an individual to imaginary heights. Thank you for sharing this Bo.

Make it a great weekend!
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botipton Premium
Yes it can and especially if you carry the awareness through the day that what you are doing today is creating tomorrow.
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LisaY Premium
Bo,

It's great that we can learn valuable lessons even from bad weather.

Lisa
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botipton Premium
There lessons all around us we just fail to see them.
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LisaY Premium
You are absolutely correct!
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MKearns Premium
Good example of decisiveness and moving on Bo!
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botipton Premium
Yes thank you
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pinclip Premium
already 4 inches here in Mansfield, Ohio, and climbing. Most important is don't drive, conserve water, eat lite, use lights when necessary. Conserve energy. back up the back up.
Shields High
Reese
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botipton Premium
Like always be aware of what is around you and work with it and not against it.
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