‘All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.’ - Horace Friess
He was early. A visitor who appears regularly whether invited or not. A visitor I hope comes late and leaves early. A visitor who’s stay is as welcome as a tax auditor, yet not quite as dreaded as the neighborhood skunk. Yes, old man winter has arrived.
Winter is my least favorite season.
I found a quote this week that made me stop and think about my relationship with old man winter.
“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.’ - George Santayana
I have been hopelessly in love with spring, as well as summer, and have fallen out of love with old man winter some time ago. I find him cold and somewhat harsh. But George (whoever he is) has a point. Being grumpy all winter because it isn’t spring, or summer, is silly. I need to find the good qualities of winter and celebrate those, be grateful for each season as it comes. The seasons will change every year whether I like it or not. If I find beauty and gratitude in each winter day it may just help me… dare I say… fall back in love with old man winter.
I have decided I will not complain about winter this year (my husband is laughing so hard he just fell off his chair while reading this). I am challenging myself to find at least one thing each day to be grateful for about winter. I will post my findings every Friday through winter (minus a few days because of holidays).
I would love it if you joined me and told me why you are grateful for winter in the comment section below. No need to think of seven items (unless you have seven you would like to share), just one will do. Together we can be happy about winter. If you are already happy about winter, maybe your enthusiasm can rub off on those of us who aren't feeling love for old man winter.
My Winter Gratitude List #1
I am grateful for:
#1 Not having to mow the grass.
#2 The way the snow glistens when the sun hits it just right, it looks like someone sprinkled glitter everywhere.
#3 Wearing my favorite sweaters.
#4 The sound of snow crunching under my feet.
#5 Sitting by a warm fire inside or out.
#6 How the snow reflects the sunlight bringing more light into the house.
#7 How beautiful the trees look when the wet snow is clinging to their branches.
Maybe it won’t be as hard as I think…
Today I am joining Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds. All my images today were taken with my iphone. My leaf image was textured with Kim’s texture benjamin. This week I found winter beauty in my backyard and 7 reasons to be grateful for winter.
Why are you grateful for winter?
Thank you for stopping by!!
Have a great weekend!!
Stay warm and grateful!!