WPC: Holiday Season

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The photo challenge of the week is “It’s not this time of year without…”

Having just enjoyed Thanksgiving with my Virginia family, I can definitely say “family” “laughter” “good food”.  But thinking beyond that…into my existence as a Virginian these past 3 years, what is something that I enjoy about the holiday season?

I am still learning to embrace the cold, but one thing I do enjoy is a freshly fallen snow.  Some years we get a snowfall during the holidays, other years it comes later.

A new snow blankets everything.  It adds beauty and light to an otherwise stark landscape.

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The neighborhood becomes quiet.  The weather is crisp.  It feels like there is magic in the air.

A time for new beginnings.

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So when that first snow falls, I will embrace its beauty.  I will remember that it’s never to late to begin again.

I will remember that just like the newly fallen snow covers the deadness of winter, God’s grace covers my shortcomings.

I will remember that I began this journey, this writing down my thoughts, during a freshly fallen snow.  That I was called to step outside of my comfort zone, to push beyond boundaries that I didn’t think that I could.

I have become complacent.  I have become fearful of pressing farther outward.  Comfortable within my newly expanded boundaries.

As I reflect upon the holidays and on a snowfall not yet touched by man, I am reminded to continue growing…

Let your light shine!

Amy

 

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