Friday, January 7


A winter storm is blowing in.  The sky is a miserably bland gray, and wind has been gusting hard all day.  And the squirrels and birds are swarming the feeders in our yard.  The weather people think it will snow for the next four days.

But we are warm and snug in our home, with a good supply of fuzzy socks and comfy blankets & sweaters, and all the fixins for plenty of hot chocolate. The fireplace still doesn't work (sigh), but the soup pot does.  I love warm, yummy soup!  And hot, buttery rolls!  We have everything we need (and want!) to enjoy the coming snow.  We even have good winter coats and boots, not to mention an overwhelming stash of gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and snow pants.  And the snow-ball maker the kids got for Christmas.

We will not only be safe and snug, we will venture out and get cold - on purpose - and have fun in the snow, and then scurry back in to the warmth and comfort of the house and cuddle up with a mug of hot chocolate.  And make paper snowflakes to decorate the dining room.  Lots of paper snowflakes.

Today, I am thankful for warmth and comfort during Winter.

What are you blessed with today?


  1. I love those kinds of days when I can snuggle under blankets and drink cocoa. I'm blessed today with a busy day! Enjoy the snow! :-)

  2. Today I'm grateful for my mistakes. Though they've caused me a lot of anguish at times, and there are days that I've wished I could go back and change everything...Redo moments, turn back time. But today, I am happy for them. Because of my mistakes, I am stronger, in will, in spirit, in testimony. But most of all, I am grateful for my mistakes because of the love and the experience I can share with those who are mimicking my path, who are stumbling through that rough period in their life that everyone seems to go through at one point or other as a youth. The point where everything is questioned, where independence and freedom seem dangled just out of reach, where life seems suddenly too hard and too confusing. Today...I am grateful I can promise them that it doesn't last forever. I am grateful for my experiences that allow me to give my guidance in navigating the rough minefield that is teenagehood. 


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