When winter weather is predicted, the word storm can take on a whole new meaning. A frenzy of people racing to the grocery store to empty the shelves of milk and bread. School is canceled. Late openings are announced. Treacherous roads may lie ahead.
What if, when the snow arrives, we invite the wonder of a child? Bundling up with layers that may make movement awkward to get out the door, the Michelin Man our muse; watching steam puff from our mouths the second we step outside; the quiet of the blanket of snow before us: possibility.
Through this lens, we are able to notice the still; we linger over the indentation of our own footprints; we wander in the yard that feels like an undiscovered place. We can connect with Robert Frost who wrote about how snow lifted his mood.
So go forth and play! Even if snow is not predicted in your neck of the woods, intentionally explore ways to play where you are, even if that means in your own living room. Maybe consider looking at the Learning to Love You More (a retired project but such good ideas still available) site for inspiration. Act like you are putting on a new pair of glasses to see differently on purpose.
Then write about it.
What comes up just thinking about this?
What did you do?
Reflect. What did you learn through this new lens of wonder?
Let me know how it goes! I’d love to hear from you.
I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.
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