My husband and I spent the night at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort recently because they give you a free night with each season pass you purchase. Great perk! He and I both like to ski, and ski season should be around the corner. But as we hiked on trails at the resort after breakfast, we both lamented about the lack of snow.
We hiked past several snow making machines. They were silent as it was too warm to run them. It must be freezing for them to work. We came upon Snowbird employees working on a nearby snow making machine. I expressed my concern regarding the scarcity of snow. “Don’t worry,” one of the men reassured me. “We’ll get our snow.”
I laughed at myself. Of course I shouldn’t worry! For one thing, I have no control over the weather. There isn’t anything I can do about it, so what good does worry do except subtract from the pleasure I was having? There I was, at a beautiful ski resort, hiking with my best friend who I’m lucky enough to be married to, and enjoying the great outdoors. I mean come on!
I smiled the rest of the hike and the rest of the day. I was reminded of two valuable things.
Number one, worrying is a waste of time. Worry doesn’t do a thing but dirty your vision. Wipe it away so that you can see clearly.
Number two, never forget what a simple word of reassurance can do for someone. You’ll never know what a small act of kindness can do for another human being. It can change their day.