Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Bright Side of a Snow Storm

A snow storm that spreads over two days can been an annoyance--or a luxury.

I'd like to focus on a few of the good things:

1. Hot Chocolate. Of course you can make it any time, but there's nothing like hot chocolate sipped while looking out the window at falling snow.

2.Exercise. Clearing a walkway is more fulfilling than using exercise equipment.

3.Time. We've had the Band of Brothers DVDs sitting unopened for a while, and last night my 16 year old decided that we should watch them. Its been great watching these with him--its given us an opportunity to talk about things that we usually don't get around to.

The snow will end in the morning; we'll clear it up and get back to our usual routines. Instead of viewing it as an annoyance, however, I choose to view it as a gift - a special interlude in our too busy lives.

1 comment:

  1. What a positive way to embrace the coming storm. I have to say, I often look forward to the big storms like that. It means my daughter is home from school and sometimes we'll spend the day playing games together, something we don't get to do as often now that she's getting older. I'm so glad you got to spend some quality time with your son.