The Thank You Project: #181 (Cold Nights)

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I’m from Texas and was originally born in the Philippines. Based on this you are probably wondering why in the heck I would ever be thankful for cold nights. For me, there’s something about cold nights that gives you a sense of calm. Whenever I step out the door and just stare up into the sky when it is a clear and cold night I just have the feeling of being part of the greater picture. I get this feeling that I’m meant to do something in the world. I get the feeling that the stars are shining so that I can appreciate how bright they seem. I can see my own breath so that I can see the beauty of how we have to adapt ourselves to the world around us. You can feel the coldness set in your body and how your body works hard to keep warm.

These all might be strange feelings for you to understand but for me, I absolutely love it. I love seeing my own breath. I love stepping outside and being able to see snow. I love just getting that raw feeling of being outside and embracing the world around me in a way that only cold weather can do for you.

For these reasons, I am thankful for cold nights today. We have a cold night right now in fact and it was great to just stand outside and soak it all in. That’s what cold nights are all about!=

The Lermz

Michael Lerma graduated the University of Notre Dame in 2009 with an Information Technology Management degree. He is currently a senior Project Manager with the Nielsen Company.

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