Thursday, December 27, 2012

Are you looking?

Yesterday. A potentially sad day. As one character says in the Hallmark movie, "Most Wonderful Time of the Year", "For me, the 26th is the saddest day of the year." All of the anticipation is gone, people immediately begin to forget that happy Christmas feeling, and the magic gradually disappears. We had a bit of a blizzard here though, and that actually lifted my spirits just a bit, if you can believe it. I absolutely love to watch the snow...It never fails to amaze me how much can be going on in the world outside; it can look so intense, but when you're standing outside in the falling snow, it's so silent. (If there's no wind, of course). And even though I hate to drive in it, I couldn't help but notice that the street near our office that I drive down every evening looked like it was straight out of a Christmas card tonight. Absolutely beautiful. And it made me completely forget that my car was sliding all over the road for just a moment. ;)
I'm learning more and more lately that it truly makes the biggest difference to look at things through a lens that points out the beauty of everything...because there is so much beauty to be found, if only we're willing to look for it. And to look for it, and to find it, is to feel so much freer.
More than anything, I wish I could go for a walk in the snow tonight. One of my favorite things in all the world is the way that snow glitters at nighttime when just a hint of light touches it. Well, due to my being laid up with my ankle, unfortunately that's not going to happen go take a walk in the snow for me, would ya? Enjoy that glitter that God scatters all over this time of year :)
"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
~Roald Dahl~
So as I sit here, the Gilmores on in the background (because what else would you expect from me?), a Hershey's bar next to me, the Christmas lights still casting a pinkish glow on my orange walls, and both dogs chilling out on the floor, I figured, why not hop on the blog for a bit? I've never been much of a real blogger...just more of one who shares happy little things. But I'm working on training myself to actually be a blogger; you know, one who writes actual posts, instead of little blurbs. We'll see if this works out.
Have a good night, sweet chickadees.


  1. *sigh*sniff*sniff* I'm pretty sure my days of Christmas card snow are gone....but it was rather exciting to see flakes falling yesterday even if they didn't stick!

    I just started re-watching Gilmore Girls yesterday (my Mom got the full series last year for Christmas, can you say best present ever?!) and everyone looked so young, except for Luke, he looked the same!

    Hmm, I think need to troll the local diners and see if I can find my own Luke! ;-)

  2. It hasn't snowed here... Just rained, alot, the last few days. Oh and windy, the wind knocked me into our railing on the stairs last week. Kinda freaked me out cuz I hit the side of my stomach (poor baby), but anyway... Yeah no snow.

    I've never seen much of Gilmore Girls, but what few episodes I've seen, I loved.


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