The only way I know to endure the subzero temperatures we're experiencing,
is to look for ways to enjoy it.
Ways I've coped this week:
mugs of hot chocolate
watching birds at our backyard feeders
making scrapbook pages of photos from last summer
Thanks, God, for warmth,
For the sun coming up like hope,
Like joy in the morning,
Laying a gentle hand on my hair,
Melting the sharpness of the world.
Thanks, God,for warmth,
For warm clothes, warm rooms, warm bed,
Warm-bodied animals - cats,dogs-
Warm water to wash in,
Tea, soup, warm bread,
A fire on the hearth,
Kindness for a stranger,
Thanks, God, for warmth.
It feels like your smile.