There is something about Winter that intrigues me. Most people want to push the fast forward button once the first storm hits. Others flee to milder climates. I scrape the snow off my Weber BBQ grille and fire it up for a delicious family meal. My dad's favorite Mulliganism was "if you're gonna do it, do it right." He called his burgers world famous, even if Jim, his older brother, sometimes complained they were burned. Dad never let a little rain stop him from building a fire on our weekend camping trips. And he certainly wouldn't allow anything, even cancer, to interrupt an opportunity for a barbecue.
Perhaps I see the world differently because my dad saw the world differently. I love it when people ask me what I did on my day off and I tell them, "I barbecued burgers for my family and played tennis." Life is about adapting. It's about embracing the season, whatever season it happens to be.