Well, it's finally here, winter has arrived and has made it's presence known with a couple inches of fluffy white snow. In the blink of an eye the sunshine we all love and crave has disappeared behind a layer of gray clouds and suddenly our ears and noses are stinging uncomfortably. And as inconvenient as it is to get out of bed, pick up the shovel, and trudge through inches of this strange, cold, white stuff, we have to keep some things in mind. First, as always, is be careful what you wish for. We spend weeks singing songs about Winter Wonderlands and White Christmases, children flip their pajamas inside out hoping for a snow day, and when it's finally here it seems like we're all sick of it within the first hour. Second of all, be careful in general. Snow can quickly turn into ice which can lead to slippery steps and icy roads. Please walk and drive carefully this winter, even if you're running to Arcadia for some awesome deals. And last, but certainly not least, remember to enjoy the beauty of each season. The flowers in springtime, the sunshine in summer, the leaves falling in autumn, and the lovely snow in winter. Although it may not be here for long, try not to be a Grinch and enjoy the season. After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year.
"Girls in a white dresses with blue satin sashes,
snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes,
silver white winters that melt into springs,
these are a few of my favorite things." -The Sound of Music
Until next time,