Snow Excuse?

My kids have been home from school today thanks to a prediction of snow here in our “southern” town.  It is all rather funny because as of 4pm, we’ve had only a few flurries! It is blustery and cold outside, but reason enough to cancel school? Definitely not. Yet how were the “powers that be” supposed to know? They don’t foresee the future. No crystal ball is in sight. They make a decision based on the information given to them… and today they’re getting an earful.

It is days like this that remind me how frustrating it can be to live and move in the negative world we do.  One glance at Facebook and all I see is whining and complaining about the poor decision made to cancel school. Had they made the choice to keep school and we were instead deluged by snow, no doubt people would be on there complaining about folks jeopardizing the health and safety of our kids.  Give ‘em a break!

I wash my hands of it.

I challenge parents out there to PRESS ON and endure, to remember Christ and His sacrifice on the cross, to keep life in perspective.

When the urge to whine and complain bubbles to the surface, go for a run, punch a punching bag, cook up a storm.  Let’s together turn the tide of our microcosms toward the positive. Let’s allow negativity to roll down our backs and offer a smile in return. We have power to make small changes. Shine on–we can do this!

  • Katrina

    I love your perspective! There is nothing worse than being accused of I’ll will, especially when your intentions are good!

  • http://www.buildingcathedrals.com/ Kellie

    Amen! Around here we have 9 plus inches and counting and they didn’t cancel school. I am reading all about the head-aches involved with that. Damned if they do, damned if they don’t. We are watching movies and Mr. Red is home because his company closed, so life is good. Praying for all those stuck on the roads in this bad weather, and hopefully you will see more than a few flurries tonight!

  • buildingcathedralstexasmommy

    Instead of passing around flu germs, you are passing around positive thinking…LOVE IT!

  • Kathy

    Here in NJ many schools made the decision to go with early dismissal. Back in December, schools were criticized for cancelling school when an early dismissal would have helped us “make the day”. This time we made the day but it was scary driving home. Like you said no use whining, it is what it is…but it becomes what we make it.


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