Exceptional, phenomenal, record rainfall, highest winds, heaviest snow, monsoon …..
For the last 7 to 10 years our weather commentators have attempted to keep us all in a high state of anxiety about the wind, the rain, the snow, the heat. Why don’t we just accept that THIS IS NOW THE NORM AND MOVE ON !!
The clear fact to all normal folks is that the weather is now a mix of extremes, a bit like bankers turned into gamblers and caused the financial crash of 2008 and politicians will tell us anything to get in power and then deliver nothing like they said they would or even worse, like right now, deliver much more than they said.
Wouldn’t it be better just to accept the norms, bring your focus closer to home and look around you. Look out for and love your family with all your might, keep an eye on your vulnerable elderly neighbour and if they are struggling offer a helping hand. Volunteer at your local community hub and help out some folks who are not doing as well as you. Focus on the things you can do something about and just park the rest, you won’t ever change nature or human behaviour as a whole, but you can help someone near to you and if we all do our bit, the world. Conserve, consume less, recycle, reuse, cut your waste, ignore best before dates and use all the precious food and vegetables you buy, cut the lights, drop the thermostat, get some LED lighting, insulate, and save water. These things ARE all in your control.
This weather is just the norm, accept and move on to doing some good for the world and your neighbours.