Today, it is freezing here. Actually, it would probably feel balmy if it were freezing because the high today barely made it into double digits. Gotta love Ohio.
All day, I joined every one I met in the usual complaints about the cold temperature and the snow. I wore a heavy wool hat, two pairs of socks and calculated the days left until spring about ten times.
And then I picked up Emma and Josh. They ran up to me and said "Look Mom, Snow!!". Emma then said to me "The snow is beautiful!". What a different perspective than what I had all day. Instead of seeing slushy roads and coldness, my children saw beauty. Instead of being bothered by the snow and cold, they were excited. Perspective.
I planned to run them to the car quickly but instead, I pulled hats over their ears and let them catch snowflakes on their tongues. While I watched them, I was thankful for the reminder that each day, I can choose how I view the things that happen to me.
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