Gratitude Continued

“Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.” Candace Bushnell
Hi Terri,
I have to admit, this quote gave me a new perspective on the first snow we received in Cleveland this week. Now mind you, it’s still WAY too early for cold and snow, and yet I have to admit, that pure white, soft fluffy snow that blanketed the trees and the earth is actually very pretty – from inside the house.

Now I know that if you live in the warmer climates than Cleveland, you’re probably thinking, “I hate snow. That’s why I live in (name any warm-weather place.) Personally, I love living in a place where there are four seasons. We had a lovely fall. The radiant color of the fall leaves made driving around town an exercise in nature’s beauty. 

While it’s snowing, it can be a pain, but when you live in a cold-weather state, we’re prepared for it. They plow the streets and life goes on as usual. When spring arrives, we’ll see everything come back to life. And summer here is just plain awesome!

No matter what the season, we all have a choice as to how we look at it. We can whine and complain about the temporary inconvenience, or we can see things as new – and believe that they matter.

What’s your favorite season – and why?

Have fun,

PS – Just so you know, Cleveland is ranked as one of the safest places to avoid dangerous weather. We don’t have hurricanes, tornados, or fires to worry about – and for that I’m grateful.