Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thankful Thursdays - Snow

Picture and idea taken from my friend, Abbey.

Come join me! Every almost every Thursday, I will post something for which I am thankful, and I would love it if you participate as well. It is medicine for the soul to give thanks and, when practiced regularly, results in contentment. It can be anything: silly, personal, or blog related. Just take a moment to give thanks!

Today, I am thankful for snow. The power of snow never ceases to amaze me. It brightens an otherwise dark night, generates excitement in children and adults alike, draws us outdoors in the winter cold, and completely transforms the world around us. As I think about the beautiful, transforming effect of snow, I am reminded of a poem I studied in high school by Emily Dickinson.

It sifts from leaden sieves,
It powders all the wood,
It fills with alabaster wool
The wrinkles of the road.
It makes an even face        5
Of mountain and of plain,—
Unbroken forehead from the east
Unto the east again.
It reaches to the fence,
It wraps it, rail by rail,        10
Till it is lost in fleeces;
It flings a crystal veil
On stump and stack and stem,—
The summer’s empty room,
Acres of seams where harvests were,        15
Recordless, but for them.
It ruffles wrists of posts,
As ankles of a queen,—
Then stills its artisans like ghosts,
Denying they have been.        20

Despite the difficulties snow may cause, I am thankful for snow. I am thankful for the beauty it creates. I am thankful for the joy it brings my children.

Now, to go outside and enjoy the snow with my kids... this is the ultimate expression of my thankfulness for the snow.

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"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."  ~G.K. Chesterton

What are you thankful for today? 


  1. I'm thankful for the snow too, I don't think there is anything more beautiful than trees, lawn and house covered with snow. I'm also thankful that I have a warm house to go into and get out of the cold.

  2. I am thankful that I didn't go into labor last night (almost thought that I might)! Now I have at least one more day to get stuff done. :o)