Moving from the Seattle area to the Boston area, people told me to be prepared for snow and cold winters. Thus far, the city I went to college in has regularly had colder temperatures than Boston and yesterday my hometown officially received more snow than I have here (more is expected there as well).
Do we encourage others to prepare for something while neglecting caring for ourselves thinking that it will not happen to us? This may be something physical, like snow, or could apply spiritually as well.
Note: The picture above is from a trip last January to Greece.