Over the past days a friend – who recently came to the UK to live – has been posting pictures of snow – not just of wonderful snowy scenes – but of herself – enjoying not just the beauty she saw around her – but also of herself revelling in that snow – something that she had never experienced before. How wonderful to see someone finding such happiness in the simple things of life.
It’s more difficult for most of us – who have grown up seeing and experiencing snow – to fully enter into her joy and excitement – yet for me – seeing the snow does create great memories – and although that first wonder of childhood has faded – I do still find such beauty looking out onto a snowy landscape.
As most of you know by now – if you read my blog posts – I do love finding quotes – they so often express my feelings – and so – I began to find and read quotes referring to the snow – and have been quite inspired as I have done so.
This one resonates with me – “When snow falls – nature listens”. As I walk in that pure snowy landscape it’s almost as though nature herself is holding her breath – and I find myself joining in – listening to the quiet that is created all around me.
I love this quote too – “Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers” – I find that such a beautiful thought – and so true – for kindness can really make such a difference to everyone around. As we show kindness to others – they can feel surrounded and loved – where they have struggled they can suddenly feel lighter – easier – covered by the love showered on them.
And so – as I look out on the snow I find myself inspired – to enjoy the simple things – to reflect on childhood memories – to listen alongside nature – and to cover others with kindness.
Blessings to you all – Lois