Off Topic: Snow Falling On Roses
This blog is my creative outlet for what is otherwise a very hectic and intense life. I consider it to be an open miracle that I am able to juggle so many responsibilities and still maintain it.
To cope with my many challenges, I have been attempting to spend 1 hour a day thanking God for every difficulty that I have, rather than complaining and feeling sorry for myself.
My efforts have been bearing fruit. I find myself feeling more optimistic and better able to cope. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude is really the most healing and healthy thing that one can do to cope when challenged.
Yesterday was a wonderful opportunity to practice this habit.
It snowed throughout the day beautiful light and fluffy snowflakes.
Growing up in Canada, we really enjoyed the snow. We always appreciated the wonder and purity of snow as it falls. I love when the ice and snow freeze over the branches of the trees and they make beautiful lacy patterns on the windows. Each snowflake is so unique and beautiful!
When I think about snowflakes, they remind me of life. I can try to reach out and touch a snowflake. But, when I do, it is lost. The snowflake melts and is gone.
My father was fond of saying, “In life, you need to stop and smell the roses.”
There are no roses blooming during the winter. However, I thought our bushes in front looked very pretty with the snow. I loved seeing how the snow gently piled up on their branches.
I think that my father would be happy to have me stop and notice the beautiful snow falling on the rosebushes, even without any roses blooming.
So, as Raizel and I were driving home at dusk, I took pictures of them and thought I would share them on the blog.
I never thought that blogging could be so much fun!