Saturday, December 1, 2007

Reflections while shoveling




I think most of my readers (doesn't that sound so official and big? if only!) know my dear hubby is out of the country this week on business. Of course, since he is going to a tropical island, I am blessed with the first big snowfall of the year.

As I'm gazing out my window at the beautiful blanket of white snow, it hits me. I have to shovel that or there is no way I'm getting in or out of my house!!! So I start piling on the gear- coat, hat, gloves, boots-and grab the shovel and start working. (Side note to whoever invents the exercise equipment- I think you should invent a snow shoveler machine.) While my shovel is making that oh-so-not-lovely screech against the cement, I'm starting to turn a little green with envy as I watch my neighbor casually stroll along his driveway with his snow blower. Oohh...So not fair. Grumble, grumble, grumble.

Out of nowhere, my visiting teachers pop in my head regiving me November's VT message- blessings that come from trials. I kinda laughed and thought, "Well, if it hadn't snowed so hard today, I wouldn't have my cute new boots. " And then I thought, "I'm so glad I got such a steal on this wonderfully warm coat this morning! My other coat wouldn't have been so easy and comfy to work in." Then I looked up. The sky was beautiful. The clouds were starting to break in the west and what sunlight was peaking through turned everything pink and silver. Only in the winter after a fresh snowfall could you see something so amazing. Just like that, thoughts kept rolling into my head of all I had to be grateful for just because I had to do a little work.
(P.S. Pictures are from two years ago-not today.)

1 comment:

jamerlou said...

Sounds like fun! I've made those cookies before and they were yummy!! I ate most of them myself.