I have undertaken a challenge this year. I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel. No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment. Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day. Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog. Let’s find some fun!
I live in the Midwest… we get every kind of weather except hurricanes. We are having a bit warmer winter right now. That may sound like a nice thing but that means ice instead of snow. I recall winters as a kid where we would build tunnels through the snow it was piled so high… not this year. We just had a big ice storm, actually a lot of the country saw ice. I am not happy about what we got, but what we didn’t get. No wind to pull down heavy ice-covered trees and power lines. And it was not thick ice. Now we are looking for temperatures near 50°F later this week… certainly not a “normal” winter.
I am happy we came out of this storm with no damage in the area. There were no accidents for the people I know. And nobody I know ended up falling on the ice. I am grateful I didn’t have to go anywhere once the freezing rain began. In fact most of the ice is off the roads now before I have to go out. Mild temperatures are good for clearing the roads quickly at least.