The prediction for the weather today is "wintry mix." I love that expression, "wintry mix." It sounds like it could mean anything from Uggs and leggings to beef burgundy and apple crisp.
Alas, it means rain and sleet. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining; this is a huge step up from 20 below zero and two feet of snow. It's nasty, but at least it's nasty in a whole new way. The sub-zero bit was getting really old. We could use a new kind of misery.
There's something appropriate in getting a new kind of nasty weather on the first Friday in Lent. Underscores the whole "we are in a new season" thing. Also underscores the "and it won't be much fun" bit. Lent it not fun. It's good, but it's not fun.
But let's focus on the "good" part. Is there a better time to roll up your sleeves, take a hard ook at your life, get some clarity, even if it might be painful? There is not. And I'llt ake clairty over fun, any day.
Happy First Friday, everyone. Skip the bacon and the burgers and get some clarity in you life. It's a good thing, really.