Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Thoughts on Snow Part 1

Snow comes often up here in Pennsylvania. As a southerner it takes some getting used to.  Instead of getting annoyed by all the snow I decided to ask God to show me the beauty in it.  When He did, the results were amazing!

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."  ~John Ruskin

There is a certain truth to that.  The most beautiful scene I've seen in a while was on a solitary drive the other day.  For 45 minutes I drove up and down hills with cascading mountains in the backdrop. Everything was blanketed with snow. The snow sparkled when the sun's rays touched it. The snow laden fields looked as if God had sprinkled gold glitter over them. How I longed for the camera to capture this picturesque scene!

When you step foot outside after the snow has fallen the air is crisp and detoxifying. The clean air finds your nostrils and as you breath it in you may even sigh in your heart. It alters your mood and gives you a fresh perspective on life. A sense of new beginnings.

The crisp snow crunches under your feet. That in and of itself is exhilarating! You feel like a kid again as youthfulness bubbles up inside and you reach down to make a snowball. You contemplate if you should actually throw it at your spouse. Deciding it could turn into an all out war, you drop it back on the ground although in your mind the snowball is splattered across his forehead.

There is beauty in the snow but also life lessons. Tomorrow, I will ponder the life lessons it has taught me thus far.

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