I’ve been holding this one back for a few days because I’m conscious of becoming “too serious” with this blog. This blog is intended for communication with our customers, behind-the-scenes looks at Snoloha, and random photos, quotes and lyrics that capture the Snoloha lifestyle.
However, the more I thought about it, I realized this entry does capture what Snoloha stands for – which is enjoying life no matter what climates are thrown at us. In this case, it’s enjoying life. Period.
Just recently, I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow small business owner who is battling Parkinson’s disease. Her spirits and drive are amazing, and she really is an inspiration. Shortly after meeting her, I read an article about a teenage girl who lost her feet on a ride at an amusement park. Then I’m reminded of a very good friend of mine and Snoloha’s (who also happens to be a fellow small business owner), and the obstacles he’s faced after losing his lovely young wife a few short years ago, and is now raising twins on his own, and yet he manages to run a business and be great dad. (That link goes to a nice story that The Traverse City Record-Eagle just ran on Father’s Day)
Although we already may realize it, I think it’s important that we are reminded of how fragile life really is. It’s easy to get stressed about things such as bills, work, houeshold chores, etc. But really, is it worth getting stressed out about? Sure, they are important aspects of everyday life that deserve our attention, but are they important enough to ruin a day, or an attitude? Those are the things that we have control over. We work a little harder, plan a little better, budget a little more, and suddenly the problem can be fixed.
There are certain things in life that we don’t have control over that we need to appreciate. And there are things in life that we do have control over that we need to appreciate. Really, it comes down to a very simple concept – Appreciating Life. Period.