Recently I was walking through a parking lot, after a snowstorm, when I came to a section where the snow hadn’t been cleared away. I stopped, looked at the path ahead of me, and focused on where the snow wasn’t too deep. After a few yards of walking through the shallow snow, I again needed to stop and evaluate the best way to climb a small slope. I ended up taking a little longer path (maybe five yards out of my way) to where the slope wasn’t as steep, where I’d have better traction. And I reached my destination without incident.
Sorry, no tales of bruised behinds or broken bones. Of course the winter is just starting, so I may have more chances to slip and fall. But my chances of injury are reduced when I stop, look things over, and take the time to…