Friday, February 12, 2010

Snowy Bright Beautiful Day!

Oh, it snowed last night
It snowed last night.
The sky bears had a pillow fight,
Tore up all the clouds in sight, tossed down all the feathers white.
Oh, it snowed last night,
It snowed last night.

What is it about snow that turns an adult into a carefree child again? If only we could capture that feeling while stuck in traffic on East Bound 635 at 5:30 on a Wednesday evening... What if we woke up one July morning and declared a "Personal Snow Day"??

The day is cloudy and the wind is bold. Dress up warmly, you mustn't get cold!
Put on your coat and zip it up tight, put on your left boot, put on your right.
Put on your scarf and put on your hat, put on your mittens and clap-clap-clap!
Go outside and play and play. Come in again, and then we'll say-
Take off your coat that was zipped up tight,
take off your left boot, take off your right.
Take off your scarf, take off your hat,
take off your mittens, and then take a nap

What if we were to pay more attention to ourselves instead of the electronically stimulating and imposing gadjets that constantly pull our attention from what is most important, inner peace. Regain the simplicity of the beautiful life given to us by God? Saying time out to those that pursue us relentlessly in an attempt to extinguish our passionate fires.

Snow is falling all around,
Falling, falling, to the ground.
I catch snowflakes on my tongue.
Building snowmen is such fun.
Snow is falling all around
Falling, falling, to the ground.
(Sung To: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")

All the excerpts you read here are actual Preschool songs sung by children but powerful enough to connect us all. Maybe you find them silly, maybe you go on and sing them with your little ones, or maybe you just disregard and run to answer your cell, send a frustrating text. Whatever you do, try and remember that You are in control of your own life and the stress within. Regain your power and make the most of this record snowfall, use it to remember the simple joy in living. If you can't pay your bills, need to find work, car won't start...remember that God isn't going to let you fall. He sent you this snowy bright beautiful day as a remeinder there is peace within your grasp, you just need to reach out...

I made myself a snowball
Just as perfect as it could be.
I thought I'd keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me
I gave it some pajamas
And a pillow for its head.
Then, last night it ran away,
But first . . . .it wet the bed!

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