The things I think about, have learned, want to share, and general happenings in my life.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Winter is here and this past Saturday, we had our first snow here in Provo. Although I have a huge fear of driving in the stuff, it was a beautiful sight. A fresh blanket of snow always reminds me of fresh starts and the ability to leave stressful or otherwise bad things in the past. Spiritually, I think of the atonement and how we can be made clean and pure as snow. I think I used this visualization a lot in college when it was winter, I was doing tons of rehersals and often had assignments and walking home in the new snow became a wonderful time of relaxation and perspective. I sometimes long for those solitary, quiet walks in the snow at night. As my life has become more complex with adult responsibilities and worries, I am realizing that I will really benefit if I take time to be still and look at my life with an eternal perspective. I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband and an adorable daughter. All of our needs are met and we are surrounded by people who love us. Photo by Karla Ehlers