I'm a little chagrined. I was at work yesterday talking about the weather (we are supposed to get up to 7 inches of snow in the next couple days), doing my usual complaining about how I can't wait for spring, and God seemed to be saying something to me. I was suddenly stopped by the thought, what if I was very old, and very ill and this might be the very last winter I was alive? What if this were the last soft snowfall I would ever see? I know, it's a little morbid but lets face it, none of us know how long we have. For some people this will be their last February on earth. It seems it is easy to keep our eyes on what is to come and sometimes to just wish that what is happening in our lives right now was over. What a waste of days that is. We are all given only so many and each one is a gift. A chance to do something good. A chance to enjoy whatever we can of this little piece of time. Right now the snow is softly falling outside my window, the trees are sugar coated and, for now, it isn't muddy or grey. I guess I can be content with today and know that spring is on its way but that today, is worth celebrating too. I am warm inside my home and blessed in so many ways. Right now, today, is beautiful in its own way. This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.:>)
Thanks for all the lovely comments on my give-away. I am working on a few more fun things to add to it. I forgot to add, I will do the drawing on Sunday, March 2nd so still plenty of time to "de-lurk". Enjoy today.
You are so right! We should enjoy each and every day we have on this earth....sometimes it is easy to wish away the days. But spring will come, so we should enjoy in the meantime! Thank you for the lovely and gentle reminder--I needed that on this gray day.
I am so glad to hear someone young like yourself say all this...I feel the same way and wondered if it was because I am in the "winter" of my life, being 70, and I do treasure each and every day I am given. As for the "dark, dreary, cloudy days"....I absolutely LOVE them. I love a cloudy, rainy day more than any others....I just feel better, for some reason.I love sunshiny days, too, so .....I've got it covered! :)ReplyDelete
Happy day to you, bj
Amen! Thanks for this post. I have become quite whiny lately over wanting winter to go away. This is a good kick in the britches :-) RosieReplyDelete
You talked thru the same conversation I just had with myself!!ReplyDelete
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What a special blog. So true. Im just so happy to get to see the snow in your pictures.ReplyDelete
A good way to look at the things we wish would change now. I love the Gaither song, "We Have This Moment". I shared it some time back on my blog and often have to be reminded that I need to live in the moment and cherish and treasure each part of it. It may not come again. And it could be the last. For someone. Thank you for sharing this today. ~Adrienne~ReplyDelete
I found your blog few days ago and stop to say �gHi�h! I think we are neighbors and share same snow today... And I love yours Kiwanis club thrift store - where is this place??? I want to check it to! How lovely!ReplyDelete
Winter can be very beautiful despite the inconvenience it sometimes brings.ReplyDelete
Thought you might enjoy this little quote that I use on my blog from author Betty Smith:
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory."
Beautiful post! You're sooooo right...sometimes it's easy to forget the "big picture!"ReplyDelete
What a cute photo!ReplyDelete
Oh goodness, I was just complaining about our dreary rain and if it freezes we will be in for a real mess then I read your post about complaining...and I am thanking the Lord that I am happy and healthy and I am enjoying our rain! Thanks for opening my eyes to the beauty of the day!ReplyDelete
Beautiful post Kathy! Thanks for sharing from your heart!ReplyDelete
Wonderful post. It's made me stop and think and be thankful for today.ReplyDelete
Absolutely fabulous post...these are words to live by! You are the very best!ReplyDelete
smiles, kari & kijsa
Oh Kathy, thank you for opening my eyes! What a terrific post!ReplyDelete
What a great reminder to enjoy each day, no matter what the weather, and to see beauty in snow, just as we see beauty in sunshine, spring and flowers (those things will come soon enough too).ReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely, heartwarming comment. I is much appreciated. And visiting your blog has truly been a pleasure.
Kathy, Thank you for your sincere reminder. It's so easy to forget how lucky we are! I cannot wait until spring either, but I always think we need to muddle through the winter to appreciate the warm weather.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful reminder to us all! I hope you enjoy each and everyone of your days!ReplyDelete
This is such a great thought...you are so right. We got a bit of snow today as well. I guess the secret to everything is counting our blessings. Thank you for the reminder. Blessings. KarenReplyDelete
That realization came to me a year or two ago. You put it into words I hadn't really thought. I've always hated winter, but suddenly, I began to appreciate God's beauty even in bare trees and dreary skies. Sure, I'm ready for spring, but I don't dislike the cold the way I used to.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the lovely post.
Hi Kathy, what you are saying is so true and we do foget this. We need to live in the moment for that is all there is. Hugs, LindaReplyDelete
Kathy, I meant to mention that I am having a giveaway on my blog. So, stop by and leave a comment on my post. Blessings, KarenReplyDelete
How wonderful, how loving...good for you for "seeing" it you contented woman!!
This post spoke straight to my heart today. We have been suffering with the drought down here for so long, and the flooding rains have hit Queensland and now New South Wales, but it can still get hot and sticky here in Victoria. (Australia)ReplyDelete
I've been grumbling. A lot. So silly. My brother passed away last year at 36, he never got to enjoy any of the summer I'm complaining about.
Thanks for the beautiful wake up call. God Bless.
That was beautifully written, Kathy. Just this morning I was feeling aggrevated that winter has engulfed us again. Thanks for the reminder to live in the day and stop wishing away time.ReplyDelete
Amen! What a lovely post and how very true. When I leave the office today and go out into the wintery, blustery cold, it will be with a new perspective. Thank you and have a lovely day!ReplyDelete
Kathy, this is such a perfect post! It seems like I am always wishing away the day, week or month waiting for "something" next to happen. Today, I am going to enjoy every moment of "today". Thanks for the gentle reminder of how precious every moment is.ReplyDelete
Amen! Looks like you struck a chord with many of us. Thanks for the uplifting post.ReplyDelete
HI Kathy,Just saw your comment you left me,so I wanted to say hi to my neighbor!I live in Canton,not far from Ann Arbor & can you believe I have never been to any of those thrift stores...only b/c husband doesn't like those places. :( Maybe one day we can go together....but I'd have to follow you since I don't know my way around there.Later on I will have to check out your etsy shop b/c it looks like you have lots of neat things you have collected.By the way,where are you,are you east of Detroit?Anyways,please do keep in touch as it does get pretty boring out here.Bye!Renee PS-Am I too late for your giveaway?Hope not! :)ReplyDelete
I found my way through the sweet Phyllis of Shabby in the City! What a wonderful blog you have; how on earth could I have missed it?! I saw your kitty photo and I think I own her twin sister! =) Your lavender hearts are stunning, and I too, need some serious thrift-shop-therapy. It's almost 20 degrees here today, and I so long for spring, but as you said, the Lord made this day, and I will be happy! =)ReplyDelete
"Whatever state I'm in..." -Can be difficult, can't it?! I'm so ready for Spring. But thank you for reminding me to be content right here. Blessings.. PollyReplyDelete
I found you on another post and I must say that this has to be one of the most profound posts I have ever read..ReplyDelete
A wonderful reminder that we must live each day for the moment and not waste precious time when the day could be our last..
Thank you for visiting my blog today and for your nice comments.ReplyDelete
We had sunshine today. Oh, what a differnce the sun can make. I hope you are blessed with sunshine too.
To live in the now, is the hardest lesson to learn. I don't think your thought is morbid. Thanks for the reminder that we need to appreciate each day.ReplyDelete
thanks for posting on my blog kathleen, I appreciate it and enjoyed taking some time on yours. You are welcome anytime and its cute to see you hiding behind the pink roses, which I love!ReplyDelete