That's because we got SNOW here on Saturday and now it's turned very cold...
AND anyone who knows me...knows that I get very grouchy when it's cold outside.
It makes me feel trapped inside...and stuck...which is so absurd because I can sit inside all day long (and have ;) when the sun is shinning and never even think about going outside. Absurd...maybe...but the reality is that I KNOW that I can go out anytime I want to AND not freeze my face off ;) Sorry...but I don't get all excited about wearing gloves, boots, scarves and hats which make my hair a static mess.
SNAP OUT OF IT...I tell myself (and I mentally assume the Mary Engleibreit pose ;)
That's when I have to think about someone else besides myself and get my a@@ up off the couch and do something besides growl at DH! So today I thought about all those people REALLY struggling in this cold weather and put together some more of my Hope in a Bag kits. Only this time I added some hot cocoa and instant oatmeal in hopes that along with the few dollars that I place inside with a message of hope, they will be able to get some boiling water at one of the fast food joints, to make their cocoa or oatmeal. I also cleaned out the trunk of my car and placed over a dozen of these bags in a basket in the trunk so that I have them with me at all times when I do leave the house. BUT I have been known (when it's really cold out ;} to just drive around the neighborhood looking for the homeless so that I can give them a bag.
Really...how tough do I have it to sit in a heated vehicle and drive around the Walmart parking lot and the mall to find the homeless that are gathered there on a daily basis? Doesn't even require me to put on gloves, a scarf or a hat ;)
How about you? How do you tame your inner Grinch?
If you are looking for a way to help others...there is still time to get your rubbers and help out The Mercy House ;)