Preparing for the Fall in the Winter

22 Feb

slipThere’s a longing for the spring as flowers die and leaves wither from trees. The anticipation for the summer builds as frigid temperatures freeze us to the core and pure white snow morphs into muddy slush, reflecting the depression some experience after days of cabin fever and darkness by 4 pm. If this is not enough, as much as we may try, we cannot always prepare for the fall in the winter. Too many of us take part in the dance where we flail our arms about with our feet slipping and sliding atop of ice patches that seem to randomly appear during our daily journeys.

This past Wednesday, I did a quick two step and took a dip that left me with a sprained wrist.  As I type this post primarily with my left hand, the less dominant one, I wonder how many more others are nursing their winter injuries that range from minor bumps and bruises to broken bones and even concussions. More importantly, as difficult as it may be, I hope those people are not allowing those injuries from the falls to take away their optimism. Put on a happy face; sunnier and warmer days are ahead. That’s my motto!

All the best,



3 Responses to “Preparing for the Fall in the Winter”

  1. yellowflowersmile February 27, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    I hope your wrist recovers soon. While I have tried to stay indoors this winter as much as possible to protect my coming baby, two years ago I fell in the dark, icy dentist’s parking lot (while pregnant) right after my visit and chipped my tooth! Yes, I walked right back in there to display the damage. I was fortunately ok elsewhere and wasn’t charged to have it fixed. (I do have to say, it really wasn’t his lot… he was just renting a small space in the complex, but there is an irony to it.) Everyone be careful! Love your optimism Tanya!

    • T. H. Franklin March 1, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience with me Jenn. I am sure at the time you were quite shaken up from the experience, but it’s great that you were okay and able to get you tooth fixed immediately.


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