Even In Winter

Counting the gifts in every season, even winter.
Grateful for:
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Hand me down boots.
Thrift store snowpants.
Catching flakes on our tongues.
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Winter walks on the beach.


Hot drinks warming cold hands.
Tubing down hills.
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A snow shoveller extraordinaire.
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Wind whipping blowing flurries.
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Snow angels.
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Cuddling under warm quilts.
Cinammon Sunset hot tea.
Ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle.
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Intricately crafted paper snowflakes.
Cozy warm fires.
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Late night bubble baths.
Sparkling, white snow blanketing the ground.
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Good neighbors plowing our driveway.
Salt on roads.
Savory soups.
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And grey skies invitation to a long nap.

Then, surprise!  Several warm, sunny, melting February days.
Go figure.
Planting spring bulbs in pots alongside my trusty assistant. A foretaste of the next season to anticipate with all of its fresh mercies and new opportunities.
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Thank you, God.

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