More Quotes About Winter
“Thank goodness for the first snow. It was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.” ~ Candace Bushnell
My children have had a few days off recently because of the snow and extreme cold temperatures. Even though they were home almost 2 weeks for Christmas vacation, they still cheered and squealed as if they won the lottery. The same children who sat around playing video games and picking fights with each other and lamenting how bored they were just days earlier, suddenly had a zeal for life that a prisoner has when he’s received the news of a pardon. Freedom! No school! Singing erupted… “Do you want to build a snowman… “
Can you remember a time in your life when you were that happy? What is it about snow days that makes them so special? I think it has to do with “found time”.
“Found time” is when you unexpectedly get time or an experience that you didn’t anticipate you’d have and you get to spend that time in whatever way you want. It’s a bonus day. An extra hour. A moment to escape the normalness of your life.
It’s the same way most moms feel when they get to use the bathroom alone for 5 minutes without being interrupted.
Or how a cancer patient feels in remission.
It’s how a military family feels when their soldier returns home safe from deployment.
Or how a parent feels when the baby the doctors said would never live does, if only for a few precious hours.
Oh, that we would realize all time here on earth is really just “found time”. It’s temporary and fleeting and anything but normal. Don’t wait for a special occasion to live as if life is special. Live it out now!
Today, I am thankful for the adversity and loss that has given me the perspective that all time is “found time”… to be spent as deliciously as a snow day.
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I am not a fan of Winter. I hate being cold. And this year has been one of the coldest, snowiest winters I can remember in a long time. I will be grateful for Spring when it finally gets here, mostly so I can stop arguing with my 6th grader about why he cannot wear shorts to school when it’s 12 degrees outside. #thisgeneration #sigh
Winter brings with it though, the promise of redemption. All things not strong enough to survive the frozen temperatures, ice and snow will die off and are eventually made new again. It causes me to reflect about what in my life needs to die off and what, when put to the test, can withstand adversity. Winter is a great reminder that every season in life has benefits, even the ones filled with hardship.
The collection of quotes below celebrates these things and more about winter.
Do you have a favorite season? Are you a winter or summer person? Share about it in the comments below. I’d love to hear about it!
I’ll be honest. I’m feeling far from grateful. If I was completely honest I‘d tell you that I’m actually feeling a little sorry for myself. (Queue the pity party.) We’ve had a series of very challenging problems hit our household this week. Big, expensive, inconvenient problems – the kind that drain the gratitude right out of you and leave you full of weariness. Have you ever felt like that?
And then, well, along comes Thanksgiving – a time to express gratitude and thankfulness for all our blessings. That can be a struggle the midst of life’s many issues.
If you’re like me and you need some inspiration to help you look beyond your circumstances to find gratitude and thankfulness, then these “30 Quotes about Thanksgiving and Gratitude” might help.
Want to see more quotes about Thanksgiving and Gratitude? Check out my Pinterest Board – Gratitude Quotes.
Did these quotes inspire you to express gratitude or thankfulness this Thanksgiving? Was there a favorite quote that really spoke to you? Share about it in the comments. I’d love to hear about it.