It’s Thursday–the fifth day of Spring–and it’s snowing again! Ok, so it’s only a dusting but guess what? I love snow-even if it is supposed to be Spring. I guess Old Man Winter is not quite ready to let go…so we’re getting one last reminder of the wonder of snow before he relinquishes us to the Goddess of Spring.
DUST OF SNOW–Robert Frost
The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.
So today I am thankful for snowflakes:) And all the lessons that they teach us–here are three:
1. Be unique~~They say that no two snowflakes are identical and the same can be said for us. Embrace your uniqueness…it’s a gift. Love yourself. There is no room for growth without self love.
2. Yet work together~~Each snowflake may be unique, but it’s by working in concert that snowfall (whether just a dusting or a blizzard) can occur. Learn to cooperate with others–uniqueness is a gift meant to be used within a community. It’s an important balance that each of us must find for ourselves.
3. Life is short~~The snow may fall…it may last an hour, a week, a season…but inevitably time passes, seasons change, and the next part of the cycle that is life begins. Learn from the past–but let it go. Look forward to the future–but don’t count upon it. Enjoy the present–it’s all we really have.
Live for now. This is the future come to meet you and in a moment it will be your past…so just live it…because while we’re worrying about other things…the snowflakes are melting.
“Where’s the snow That fell the year that’s fled–where’s the snow?” —Samuel Lover (1797 – 1868, Irish songwriter, novelist, as well as a painter of portraits)
What are you thankful for today on this lovely fifth day of Spring?