A Midwinter’s Tale
Winter does not hold back and we are cold and inconvenienced and complaining. Be careful, friends. Do not wish away the weather. Do not forsake the quiet solace of a sleeping world. This is the time to reward the works of spring and summer, the harried harvest of fall. Relax. Hunker down. Listen and learn. Spring rains will soon be upon us. We will toil in the summer sun. We will rush and race around in the heat from dawn until well past dusk — and every once in awhile we will long for a cold, cozy snow day to relieve the oppression of sticky heat and unyielding warm weather.
Look for the beauty in your daily commute. Search for serenity on your walk through the snow. See the brilliance of a hillside glistening with countless crystal flakes. You have been given a gift of living, the opportunity to revel in the season of rest. Rejoice!