Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday.

Today I'm thankful for winter. Winter gets a bad rap, doesn't it? Everybody typically wishes for some other season than that of Jack Frost. And if you don't live near a tobogganing hill, ski resort or hot chocolate factory, it's difficult to find winter's gifts.

I'm thankful for winter because it is the season of rest. (Or at least it should be.) By nature's example, winter is a time of hibernation, of long nights meant to usher sweet dreams and recuperation. Trees and, thankfully, grass and mosquitoes go dormant—to rest and ready for the blazing growth of spring & summer. I'm thankful for flannel and crock pot suppers and time spent fireside and for winter's ability to push people together, be it in a snow-locked airport or around an ice fishing hole or snuggled on the couch. I'm thankful that winter is the annual reminder of how well this world was made.

What are you thankful for today?

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