Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Specially blended to beat the heat...
As most of us are sweltering in the summer heat I thought I'd share a few thoughts about snow today. I don't like snow as I'm the one who has to shovel it in the winter time but snowflakes are beautiful. Individual snowflakes are fragile, and they quickly melt if they land on your hand. Yet, when put together they create a force to be reckoned with. They can shut down major cities while creating beautiful landscapes of snow laden trees whose pictures decorate calendars and become the subject of artwork. They provide pleasure on the ski slopes and joy for children as they make snowmen and ammunition for snowball fights. All because they stick together.
By sticking together we can all get more done. I know that without the help and support of my family and friends, I would be able to do half what I do. Just like snowflakes, the people in our lives are fragile too and must be handled with care. They might not melt like a snowflake, but they can disappear before we know it.
Showing our appreciation for those that mean a lot to us is something that needs to be done often. We should never miss a chance to tell those we love just how much they mean to us. Giving a little encouragement to one who's having a tough time is always appreciated too.
Although thinking about snow does make me feel cooler, it also makes remember just how much I really do appreciate summer. Even though it's hot out, the highways are clear and free of ice and I don't have to wear those layers and layers of clothing in order to keep warm.
Just like snowflakes , we can all stick together. Togetherness is one thing I appreciate no matter what the weather.
It's sunny here but I'm keeping cool. Hope you all are too!
We can accomplish more together than we can alone.