Never mind that there was no snow on the ground to accomplish that task. Never mind the cold or that the predicted snowstorms will mean no trick-or-treating. My daughter instantly saw the positive and found her little slice of happiness in this, misinformed, news.
My husband, upon hearing the news tonight that we may get up to three inches in the next twenty-four hours, responded "finally, Jeep weather!" There is no need to have a snow day when the Jeep can conquer just about anything. And my husband loves the cold weather so bring it on.
I would love to say I also saw the beauty in this transition. I gave a thank you that the Autumn weather held out long enough to get me through my birthday but I am not a Winter person. I enjoy the beauty of the falling snow... if I can stay inside cozied up and not leave until it is thawed. But alas, each year it comes sooner than I'm ready and it appears that time is now. Even feeling the way I do, there is some gratitude to be found.
I'm grateful to have had a warmer birthday. I'm grateful for safe travels last night in the sleet. I'm grateful the snow held off long enough for a safe family dinner. I'm grateful for my daughter's delight and my husband's perspective. I'm grateful for a happy family. I'm grateful to be reminded that one person's snowstorm is another person's playground. I'm grateful to do my best to nurture and mimic my daughter's joy over snowy weather to make the most out of it for both of us. I'm grateful to cancel tomorrow's playdate to just cozy up at home and see what comes.
What is your reaction to the first snow of the season? Do the people around you have the same reaction? What is your favorite thing about snowy days?
May today keep everyone cozy and warm that wants to be. May those that enjoy the snow be filled with joy and gratitude at the first flurries of the season and may the rest of us enjoy their glow. Have a beautiful day!