Saturday, January 31, 2015

My Icy World

Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him."   ... 1 Corinthians 7:17


Currently, my world looks like this:

Oh my! Did you read about those two guys? Niagara Falls are (basically) just down the street from me so honest, I'm not exaggerating about my present icy world. For proof, just gaze outside my own window:

(Considering I usually have 'lighting issues,' it always thrills me when the lighting comes out on the enchanting side.)

And you know? When I drove up to our supermarket in those balmy 9 degrees this dark morning, I sat in the car and watched bundled-up patrons gingerly stepping over the ice. And once again, I felt proud of them, of us, for living in a place resembling Alaska and, year after year, venturing outside anyway to do what must be done. And usually doing it without a ton of complaining.

We Western New Yorkers are a hardy bunch. We've gotta be.

I've lived in snow country since I was 17 and though ice and snow change everything and can be a pain--still--I'm grateful for the special grace to remain here in Buffalo (especially) all these 22 years. I wouldn't trade any of these years away, not for anything, not even for a spiffy home in Florida.

Nope, not even for that. 

Really, I love this place, for the challenge to be more than I am (a wuss) and I'm grateful that God flew us here all those years ago. It continues to be one incredible-to-me adventure after another.

                   " ...for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances."   ... Philippians 4:11


Oh my! Have you seen the new Snickers commercial? If you were ever a fan of The Brady Bunch, you'll love it.  :)


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Pam said...

Your attitude about your wintry weather is delightful! We're in the middle of a winter storm watch, but I plan to make a pan of cornbread, later, to go along with the minestrone I made yesterday. Who knows, I might whip up a dessert, too. It's better to enjoy the comforts of home on a cold winter's day, than to complain about we cannot change. Isn't it great to be content with what God has given us?!!

mabeane said...

You are doing great handling this most interesting of winters. We here in Maine are looking at the fifth "more than 10inches" storm tonight. We just paid the plow man for Januarys 5 storms.
I am thankful for the bright sunshine today and the birds flitting around the feeders filling up before the storm hits.