January has never been a favorite month of mine, in fact, it is my least favorite. Every morning I am having a hard time to get out of bed because it feels like the air in my room is frozen and I’ll get frostbite if I remove my bedcovers. And to top things off: It seems forever since I have seen sunshine.
It has been so grey and gloomy—making feel tired and sluggish. It is a never ending circle of darkness. I wake up, it’s dark. I get home, it’s even darker. The afternoons are insanely dull and it looks depressingly miserable outside. There’s just no escaping it. January is dark.
…and dark this month really is. When news came out this past Sunday that Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash, it seemed the entire world was in shock. This is such a tragedy. As a parent, your life means nothing without your children. I cried and cried when I heard the confirmed news. Just writing this and thinking about the internal struggle in those last moments tears my heart into pieces. So, January is a dark month and this month even more so. If there’s one lesson I’ve learned from this horrible tragedy is that “tomorrow is not promised” and as much as I dislike January, we still carry the power within us to change things.
Yes, removing my bedcovers in the morning is tough but at least I have comfy, fuzzy slippers waiting next to my bed and a rope to keep me warm. Greet the new day with joy, hug and kiss your children…Change your attitude and be grateful for this thing called life.