Spring has sprung! I’m sure most of you would agree that CNYers are more than excited to say goodbye to snow, ice, and cold (for now) and hello to the beautiful weather we are granted each Spring and Summer.
For me, these months always seem to fly by and by the start of Fall I realize that there were so many things I wanted to do, but somehow time slipped away from me.
It wasn’t until I went to Walt Disney World in January of 2013 that I came across this quote from Althea Gibson: “No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.” I couldn’t resist posing for a picture with these words because I couldn’t think of a more accurate description of the journey of life.
As humans, there are so many things in life that we strive for and that we work towards. Sometimes the effort required is minimal, and other times we have to give it all we’ve got. Once we reach our goals and realize our accomplishments, we naturally move on to the next goal we have. Unfortunately, we often forget to reflect upon and appreciate all of the other people who may have helped us. As with our effort, the effort required from the person who helped us could be minimal, so minimal that they didn’t even know they were helping, or they may have gone above, beyond, and out of their way to help us; nonetheless the idea is the same: they helped.
I often land in conversations regarding regular exercising… not the kind that trains for races, or is designed strictly for weight loss purposes… but a lifelong exercise plan.
There are several moments in life in which you consider leaving where you are and starting somewhere new. I’ve had to think about this a lot (pre-college and post-college), and I must admit, there were certainly times, mostly during the winter, when I wanted to throw in the towel and move south, but then I was reminded of why I love Central New York.
I specifically remember sitting down to dinner with my cousin and her fiancé who were preparing to move from Florida to Syracuse. Their excitement initially baffled me, until I realized that Central New York really is a great place to live. If I could choose 10 things that make Central NY a wonderful place, these would be my picks (in no particular order):
Walking up and down our grocery store aisles these days can be quite a treat for the eyes. What with all the beautiful fancy colors and shapes of the packaging – not to mention the right buzz words and images plastered across each side. I have to admit that I’ve bought products purely because the packaging appealed to me and not so much because of what was inside.
It almost happened again yesterday – but I caught myself!