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C'est la Vie: Two Seasons, One Day

Good grief! I shoveled hundreds of pounds of snow only for the sun to come out and ferociously melt a good two thirds of the mounds of snow we got last night. Go figure. I just keep telling myself, "Think of all the calories you burned!" And it's true. Physical activity is a blessing, even if mother nature could do most of the work for you.

Life is like that sometimes. You find out after the fact that something could have been done in a way that would have saved you lots of time, money, energy... and sometimes all three. But on the bright side, that's how we learn. It's why when we are teenagers no adult knows more than we do. We have to figure it out on our own. Go our own way. Make our own mistakes. I like to call it "character building." Maybe shoveling snow isn't the greatest example of this, but it sure is a good reminder.

We are never going to make the ideal choice all the time. But we have to learn from life. Grow from life. Then get out there and do things more effectively the next time. And while your kids are still young enough to listen, teach them how to make better choices too (insert grin).

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