A cold snowy day in mid February, finds me sitting at the kitchen counter while gazing out the window. Winter….people either love it or they hate it. I tend to love winter. I prefer the cold of this season to summer’s heat and humidity. I can always put on more layers, but when it is overly hot….there is only so much one can take off….before being arrested. You see my predicament?
Here are the top 10 things that I love about winter (David Letterman Style):
#10. Snow makes the whole world look fresh and clean….and magical. The hush of a snow blanketed world is lovely!
#9. I get to wear all the scarves in my rather large collection. Having moved to Ohio from Tennessee, this is a huge deal:)
#8. Hot drinks always taste better when it is cold outside. I mean who wants to drink hot cocoa in mid-July?
#7. Being a teacher, I still and always will, love snow days. It is a thing.
#6. I get a kick out of seeing all the mailbox contraptions people around here put up to defend their boxes against the snow plow. (see story here)
#5. I don’t sweat in the winter months. At all.
#4. Icicles and glittering snow diamonds on a sunny winter morning….amazing light and clarity in nature.
#3. Winter nights are the most clear and brilliant. I am awestruck by the beauty.
#2. Being forced to be inside if it snows or ices, allows me to get more done around the house.
#1. The God who created winter, is preparing the world for spring….sometimes we all need to be quiet and dormant for awhile and wait for the new beginnings.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17