Winter winds bring snow that descends like white woolen blankets over earth, cement, homes, vehicles, and buildings. The newness of freshly fallen snow draws pictures in my mind and memories of blanketing snows long ago, when I played with siblings outside, made snow ice cream, and simply watched the snow from the warmth of an interior window.
Snow almost always slows me down. As I listen to reports of more winter precipitation, I pause to remember with gratitude:
#642 late night talks with Mama
#643 long "catch-up" call with a dear friend
#644 making hot chocolate for snow cold children sloshing inside after snow play
#645 freshly made chicken soup
#646 Sunday afternoon nap
#647 reading Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts
#648 clarity and strategy for work assignment
#649 shared vision with a loving husband
#650 new perspective on living a life abandoned to God
#651 growing, becoming, trusting, resting
Slowing down, remembering to count the gifts...