"There's just something beautiful about
walking on snow that nobody else has walked on.
It makes you believe you're special."
~ Carol Rifka Brunt
Put on your coat and mittens, and go out into your world today. Maybe take your dog ... or your kitty for a walk. Going out the front door, are you stepping out in the early morning or is it a late afternoon trek? Notice how the shadows shift on piles of snow. If you were going to paint the snow, what shades would you select from your palette? Do you notice how rarely snow is actually white-white?
What captures your attention as you walk? Is it an abandoned birdhouse swinging in the wind with snow plastered to the roof as well as its sides? Notice how the sunset makes the snow golden, making it feel almost warm like a sheepskin parka.
When you happen upon such a cheerily dressed snowman with his carrot nose and black-pebbled eyes, do you smile? Is the child inside your adult suit jumping with gladness at such a playful sight? Did you ever make snowmen when you were a kid?
Looking up into the sky, don't you just love the play of colours -- the contrasts, the vibrancy of the red against that particular blue sky, mingled with the white hoar frost hugging the branches? Eye candy for the soul.
Even if you can't walk out in the countryside or a nice woodsy park, just taking a walk down a city street at this time of year can be as enjoyable as you catch sight of lit up Christmas trees, candles in the windows, or street lamps glowing against twilight skies.
In seed time learn, in harvest teach,
in winter enjoy.
~ William Blake
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GO OUT INTO YOUR WORLD TODAY.
AND TAKE JOY IN IT.
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