Friday, November 05, 2010
Ok, so I am working on this one. It's only November 5th and I am really working the thankfulness for cold weather. I grew up in the Southern most part of Texas and we only saw snow 1 time in 10 years. So I was used to rain, wind, storms, lightening, and some cooler temperatures. Not the "white stuff" that falls all over the place like it does here!
So far this year it has been like South TX except for the last 2 days. Now it's starting to be like brrrrrr out.
I start to put on my coat and hat to walk - stop - not out - too cold. I turn on the computer and find a walking video for 2 miles. I got my exercise didn't I? Don't look now but there are 4 brown eyes looking at me because I was the only one done.
Hat back on, coat, gloves, boots (no snow yet just cold bones). I get outside, the wind is brisk, the air is a little moist, the sky is gray. The dogs are happy, the neighbors wave as they leave for work. OK, I'm happy to be out. It could be 10 inches of snow (which by the way would make me very happy as long as it is not on the sidewalks or road).
When it comes I'll think of home - funny how you get to like the first snow, the clean clear white world. Crisping your toes and fingers just a little when you make a snowball to toss at one of the neighbor kids. Yep that's me starting the snowball fight - not the kids.
So add that - I'm thankful that I have the trust of children in winter that I won't really hurt anyone. It's a snowball of affection - I know they love to know someone is paying attention.
So November 5th turns out that it is a Thankful Day. Thank you God for the opportunity to have the cold and find enjoyment in it. I know who makes it possible and I still like You anyway.