Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Bright Side of Winter

Originally posted on my old wordpress blog Feb. 2, 2010.

This winter I am more ready for spring than any time in recent memory. Could it be that I am looking forward to the impromptu picnics at the park with my favorite littles, the warm sunshine waking up the flowers and everything seeming alive again? Or is it simply that I am turning into an old crotchety lady who is weary of the day after day “partly cloudy” or worse forcasts? How can I possibly want spring more than I did the winter I lived in Chicago?

And although I crave the warmth, renewal, hope and FUN that spring brings, it did help my outlook that today’s snow was utterly picture perfect. No driving wind, no blowing snow this time – just lots of generous fluffy flakes floating down to gently fill the dog’s paw tracks and lovingly dust the evergreens out back. It’s a masterpiece and I wish you had been here with me to share a hot cup of coffee and watch the display.

“Be joyful always; pray continuously; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Here is a very amateurish picture of the view from my kitchen window at dusk, but you get the idea.

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