As most of you know, I have been on a bit of a break. I had to have some unexpected surgery and so I haven't posted in about a month. Although I am not back to my old self again yet; I am doing much better. The surgery slowed me down much more than I expected it to. Thank you to all of you who have lifted me in prayer and for your kind comments. Thankfully it has been winter time so that there are not any chores to be done in the garden. I know most of you are probably getting pretty tired of the snow by now since the news is reporting this year to be a year of record breaking amounts of snow all across the United States. I do want to reassure you that it is really good for our gardens.
The snow (if it doesn't blow) is one of the very best ways to restore the natural ground water levels as well as to water our gardens and crops. It also gives our gardens a wonderful nitrogen snack.
It can be a bummer when the ice and wind snaps our electric lines and causes power outages. It can also really make travel slow and definitely dangerous.
And there are a whole slew of negative things about so much snow, but . . .
No matter how many negative things it offers; I can not help but see the beauty in it too.
I love when it coats everything like sugar or frosting.
I love how the big snowflakes fall and knowing how every one of them are different.
I love playing in the snow too. One of my favorite things to do is to try and catch snowflakes on my tongue.
I love taking pictures of it and all that it does.
I love seeing everything be transformed into a winter wonderland.
I love how it draws attention to things that I may not have noticed at other times.
I love how the details seem so beautiful.
How each of those details add up to beautiful scenery
I love the hush that comes over the world when it snows.
I especially love getting to be in my pj's and staying in without feeling like there is something that I really should be doing.
Everything in life is like that. When we come into dark or hard times we can focus upon all the negative things which will only drag us down or . . .
We can see the beauty and enjoy the good things no matter how tiny they may be. The more we focus on something the larger (in our view) and more important it becomes. On this day I rejoiced that God was watering my garden for me and so I could sit back and rest and recuperate rather than worry.
Until Next time