Sunday, December 2, 2018

Joy in the Snow

Winter has arrived.  The calendar says it's still autumn, but the weather outside is saying winter.  We had our 1st snowfall of the season several weeks ago.  We thought it was a fluke and would melt and get back to fall.  But it didn't.  It stayed and snowed some more.

The city where I live is on one of the Great Lakes.  Because of the lake, our weather is unpredictable and kind of crazy.  I've lived here my whole life and have learned to expect the unexpected.  It never ceases to amaze me though how people that have lived here more than a couple of years constantly complain about the weather...especially the cold, snowy winter.

People start complaining in September (because they know that winter is coming), and don't stop complaining until April when the warmer weather starts appearing.  Meanwhile people are missing life.  They're missing the beautiful days of Autumn, Winter and part of Spring.

I always talk about how you can find beauty everywhere.  I really believe that.  Winter has it's own beauty.  Snow blankets the earth and kind of insulates it.  Everything seems calmer...quieter.  It sparkles like diamonds and it's absolutely gorgeous!

I read, "If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life, but still the same amount of snow."

Find joy in the snow.

Love,  Paula

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