Snow fell last night. Not a lot, just enough to dust the world with a fresh shimmery coat of white. It was the fluffy kind of snow that takes no effort to clear away from steps and sidewalks, though it did blow around causing a bit of a commotion during the morning drive to work. That didn’t manage to bother me because it was fresh and crisp and I found myself able to appreciate the simple beauty of it. I love how fresh snow will coat the branches of the trees making them look almost regal. They look tall and proud in their fresh blanket of pure white.
When I find that I am struggling, even a little, it can be the simplest of things that help to bring everything back into perspective. We work so hard sometimes to get the things that we want in life that we can often forget to stop and take in the simple beauty around us. I find myself focusing so hard on the goals I have yet to achieve that I sometimes forget how far I have come in a short time. I forget to celebrate where I am now.
I don’t want to sound like a hallmark card tonight but I know that I do. This is what I need right now. This simple quiet thought is my focus at this moment.