We finally got a taste of spring this week (Feb. 10th â€“ 11th) the temperature soared a few degrees above freezing and the snow banks at the end of the driveway are no longer colossal pillars. A little warm sun goes a long way.
Iâ€™m trying my darndest not to read or listen to all the negative news. Itâ€™s like a cold, dark, long winter pockmarked with bailouts and stimulus things. All we need is a little ray of sunshine in the news and people will start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
â€˜Itâ€™s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day just exactly fits in the newspaperâ€™. Jerry Seinfeld
We have a friend and her name is Freda and this Saturday (Feb 14th) she is celebrating her 80th and she is blind. Iâ€™m a wee bit of a church goer, Fredaâ€¦ well she has a prayer line, goes to church regularly, and doesnâ€™t drink. Her standard is well beyond my poor example. When weâ€™re together she gently teases me about what my life is missing. She is irritatingly pleasant, happy and a ray of sunshine; in her company she always makes you feel at home.
I wonder what the economic news would be like if Freda were composing and reading it. Sheâ€™s a realist and would tell it like it is however; it would be mixed with more hope, laughter, common sense and the warmth of soon to be spring.
Fredaâ€™s news would most probably start like this. Fredaâ€™s news would most probably start like this. â€œHi everyone, itâ€™s so nice to be talking to you. Touching my apartment window the sun felt warmer on my face. It seemed a little brighter. Yes sirree I think spring is on its way. And now for the news.â€â€¦â€¦.