Friday, January 8, 2010

Perspective...

Have you ever had a light bulb moment? One of those times that isn't necessarily an earth shattering event but things just seem to become clear. This morning that happened to me. With a fresh eight or nine inches of fresh powder on the ground, I went out to clear the drive so Kim could get the car out to go to Church. Dressed in a flannel and a sweater, I decided that the 25 degree weather wasn't that bad so I stayed out to do the walk also. After about 20 minutes I stopped, leaned on my shovel and looked up. I saw smoke drifting from my chimney and a wave of peace came over me. Missing Christmas in Minnesota was hard on us and Kim's family. Carole sent a lovely package that arrived a couple of days ago. I have an incredible collection of unique Santa's that has been growing mainly thanks to my Mother in Law. Why should this year be any different? I received a stunning Father Christmas in the most perfect colors.


Our Niece Kellie Beth joined in this year and provided me with a new nightlight that has floating sparkles that move as it heats up...


What does some smoke and a couple of Santa's have to do with my moment? Everything. Seeing smoke means my house is warm. I am thankful for that. A couple of amazing Santa's means we are loved and I'm really thankful for that.

Many many people don't have such luxuries. We are fortunate indeed.
I always try to live by the adage "You can't always control what happens in life but you can control how you react to it" Time to see what 2010 brings...

4 comments:

awedmanor said...

The "peace which passes understanding" comes at funny times . . .

awedmanor said...

Okay, Doug. It's been a month. Surely you can find time to post something and let us know that you're still around.

Please?

Doug said...

wow...it's been a while.

awedmanor said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaand . . . ?

In your own time, dude. You know your priorities.