Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~ GK Chesterton

Monday, December 23, 2013

December Weather

Welcome to December, as seen in my corner of the Midwest!

One week, it is warm enough that we are able to wade through a stream, going outside in rain coats and wellies.



One week to the day later, we are able to take a nature walk through the snow, bundled up in our winter coats and snow boots.


Hold on, though!  The next week, the snow is gone and the warm air smells like spring.  Back to lighter weight coats, again.






It's cold again, today.  That's all right.  Over the years, I've grown to embrace whatever weather is thrown at me.  Thank you, God, for creating a world in which beauty can be found in each season. 

Does that sound cloyingly sentimental? Perhaps. Still, a change of perspective that allows us to live happily in the present is better than wasting energy, complaining. 

Have a lovely winter!

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