When Life Gives You Ice

When Life Gives You Ice
A few days ago, we were told to prepare for at least 8 inches of snow.  Then the weather people changed it to 3-5 inches.  That’s okay, the kids were still excited and got the sleds all ready.

This morning, we woke to … rain, sleet, and ice.  Needless to say, the disappointment pouring off our youngest child was palpable. 

Part of me wanted to say, “Well, that pretty much fits 2020.”  But as I sit here enjoying the warm glow of the Christmas lights, gazing out the window at the beauty of the ice covered trees, I say to myself, “Yep, it’s 2020.”

What’s the difference, you ask? 

With all the disappointments, frustrations, and sometimes downright hatred we’ve faced since March, I’ve worked hard to find bright, shining moments for our children. Today was no exception.  We talked about how the ice on the trees is prettier than looking at plain old rain.   One kid decided to see if the back deck would act as a skating rink (spoiler:  it kind of did, and the dog thought it was quite entertaining.)  Now they are busy discussing which favorite cookie recipe fits the weather of the day.  

So that’s why I say, “Yep, 2020.”  We can still find beautiful smiles and free laughter if we search hard enough … and looking for those brings so much more joy than pouting about the wrong weather. 

What are your shining moments for 2020? 
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