Indulge in beauty
Today might be a blessing in disguise. I woke up to the beautiful sound of silence, which could only have meant one thing-- snow was falling. Though I discover beauty and excitement, others associate snowfall with hard labor, sick children and cold, harsh days. Yes, to many this blizzard will be more of a hassle than a winter wonderland. As I focus on recovery, I decided to embrace the snowed-in day with inquisition and wonder. Curiosity prompted me to ask my sister what she thought when she looked out our living room window:
"To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow."
Equality can only be found when there is peace among all, therefore the peace and serenity I perceived when I woke up may mean the inner peace I crave will arise today. So far, time has been well spent with my beautiful family. From poker games to shoveling snow in shifts to cookin up homemade pizzas & winter treats, peace has been on my side. In fact, the ease and comfort I felt all day allowed me to eat sans anxiety. Yes, the snow storm created a peaceful silence from my worries and anxieties. If only I could freeze that silence, preserving it for whenever the world gets too chaotic.
While snowed in I wanted to find ways to capture and express the beauty I felt in my heart
"As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words"
Snowflakes are like kisses from heaven
"Before you love, learn to run through the snow leaving no footprint"
May your heart & soul find warmth, peace & comfort
"The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show."
When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels. Rather than associate snow with daunting, cold, wet messes, try to observe the beauty that can be found within the silence and the serenity that may be restored. Because you deserve inner peace, you are beautiful and a rock star.