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President's Message -- Winter 2024 -- Embracing the Magic of the New Year and Discovering the Wonders of Winter

15 Jan 2024 6:04 PM | Christopher Reho (Administrator)

As the days grow shorter and a crisp chill fills the air, the world undergoes a magical transformation into a winter wonderland. Winter, often misunderstood as a season of cold and darkness, is a time of unparalleled beauty and inspiration. It's a season that invites us to slow down, appreciate the simple joys, and discover the wonders that lie beneath the frosty surface.

One of the most enchanting aspects of winter is the transformation of the landscape. A blanket of snow turns ordinary scenes into extraordinary vistas in some areas of our state, covering everything in a soft, shimmering white. Trees, once bare, now wear intricate coats of frost, turning the world into a canvas painted by nature's own hand. The sparkle of ice on branches and the crunch of snow underfoot create a symphony of sensations that awaken our senses to the beauty that surrounds us.

Winter is also a season of contrasts. The stillness of a snowy landscape is juxtaposed with the vibrant hues of winter sunsets, casting a warm, golden glow across the horizon. The world seems to hold its breath, inviting us to pause and marvel at the breathtaking spectacle unfolding before our eyes. It's a reminder that even in the coldest of times, there is beauty waiting to be discovered.

For me, the best part of the wonders of winter extends beyond the visual realm. It's a time for cozy gatherings, where the warmth of shared moments melts away the chill of the outside world. Whether it's sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace, exchanging stories with loved ones, or simply enjoying the quietude of the season, winter fosters a sense of togetherness that warms the heart.

Embracing winter also means embracing activities that are unique to the season. From the exhilaration of gliding down snow-covered slopes on skis or a snowboard to the joy of building a snowman in the backyard, winter offers a plethora of opportunities for outdoor adventure. The crisp air invigorates both body and mind, encouraging us to stay active and appreciate the invigorating feeling of cold air against our cheeks.

Furthermore, winter encourages reflection and introspection. The world may appear dormant, but beneath the surface, nature is preparing for the rebirth that spring will bring. Similarly, winter invites us to turn inward, assess our goals, and make space for personal growth. It's a season to hibernate not only physically but also emotionally—to recharge and emerge stronger, just like nature does with the arrival of spring.

In the tapestry of seasons, winter is a thread that adds depth and richness to the overall narrative of life. It teaches us resilience, patience, and the art of finding beauty in simplicity. So, as winter wraps its frosty arms around the world, let us open our hearts to its wonders. Embrace the magic of winter, and you may find that it's not a season to endure but a season to celebrate—a season that reveals the extraordinary in the ordinary and the beauty in the cold. I would challenge you to look inward, assess your goals, and recharge by including in your goals daily practice time of new briefs and set your sights on learning something new about your software by attending a February Court and Captioning Week free software training session we plan on offering. Look for more details in this newsletter.

In addition, please be sure to attend MAR Ed Day on March 16, 2023, for a fun-filled day of learning. Our keynote speaker Matthew Jones will inspire, encourage, and motivate us. From Matt’s story and the many lessons he learned from conquering cancer three times and completing a marathon on every continent after relearning how to walk, we will: a) Discover one of the most important and easiest ways to reduce anxiety and increase resilience; b) Learn the three choices to develop a Marathon Mindset of Victory; c) Experience revitalization for Court Reporting and Life.

I can’t wait to see you all in a software training session in February and at MAR Ed Day in March 2024.

Michele Eddy, RPR, CRR, CRI, CCR


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