Thankful Thursday: Snow

Greetings from chilly Colorado!

I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but here in CO we’ve been seriously snowed on. It all started Tuesday night and continued to come down yesterday morning. In my backyard, we had about eight inches. That’s a LOT of freakin’ frosty flakes! (Alliteration?…oh, yes).

Waking up to fresh snow is like waking up in a new, clean world. Everything is crisp and white; places that are familiar when full of green foliage take on an entirely new character and become an unexplored, new terrain. Trees look majestic, the mountains look more regal, and the plains resemble the ocean sparkling under the sun thanks to their blanket of cold crystals.

Snow really can be magical. To completely change a familiar landscape with a simple dusting of white reminds me that sometimes we need to look at our life through a different lens or a new filter. When we see the same thing every day, expect the same thing every day,  and feel the same thing every day we start to take things for granted and stop seeing all the world has to offer. Try it out – take a good look at difficult, stale or uninteresting situation you may be in. Then, dust it off and polish it up to look at it from a different point of view. You might be surprised by what you haven’t seen as an option or solution before.

Or use this little lesson to change your overall outlook if you find you often feel burdened or disappointed by what you’ve been given in life. For example, it’s easy to complain about the cold weather – slick highways, runny noses, and dirty cars . Try, instead, to focus on the positive – a slower-paced drive, perfectly pink cheeks, and butt warmers (thank you heated seats!). I know not every situation is this simple, but if we focus on the good when it comes to the easy stuff it’ll help us better handle the not-so-easy stuff.

Whew, all that from a little snow – told you it was magical.

So, for today’s Thankful Thursday, I am clearly thankful for snow! What are you thankful for?

via flickr.
Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! via Pinterest.
via Polish My Crown.
Photo By Elaine Connolly <– that’s my mom!
via Wink.
via Polish My Crown.
Photo By Elaine Connolly.

P.S. I’m participating in #bethankfulchallenge on Twitter started by Tina of Carrots ‘N’ Cake. Every day in November, post something you’re thankful for with the hashtag #bethankfulchallenge. Follow me on Twitter and join in the fun!

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