“The future lies before you, like a field on fallen snow; Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.” ~Anonymous
In Colorado, the weather changes daily and it is never consistent. Ever. Yesterday, it was sunny and 65. It was really windy, but it was 65 and it was a nice break from the cold wind, fog covered mornings and 20 degree weather.
Today, all of that is gone. I woke up to nothing but fog and a coldness I could not layer up enough for. As much as I say I dislike the snow and have a love- hate relationship with this Colorado weather, I secretly like days where the snow just falls from a pure white sky, the trees are white for a short time and fog is all around. It makes my heart so content, it gives me strong motivation to write my thoughts down.
These kinds of days remind me how I need to slow down. How I need to reflect and spend time being thankful and continue chasing after God. It is so easy getting lost in the busy-ness of our everyday lives. Between working out, going to school, working, coming home and doing more school, being involved in my church, having and building relationships, it is so easy for me to keep rushing through my days, my weeks, just to get to pay day. Or whatever I am looking forward too.
Honestly, I have to remind myself to not look forward to Fridays right when Mondays come around again. I have to remind myself to live for today, for this moment, even if it is boring. Because as cliche as it sounds, we are not guaranteed tomorrow. This fact does not scare me in any way, but it reminds me to hug the people I love a little bit tighter when I see them, remember all the good times I’ve had with my family and friends, how much God loves and adores me, and to be a little kinder to people.
I came across the quote at the beginning, quite ironic I saw it today as the snow is falling all around me, I fell in love with it because it spoke so clearly to me. Our future is untouched, it is full of opportunities that, right now, we don’t know we’ll have then. It is so exciting to look back and to see how much I’ve grown in the past ten years and to know that my testimony is only going to grow and change the older I get.
Looking at the snow falling, decorating the trees and draping them in white, brings me such peace. Something about how the snow falls, so certain of where it is going but not in control of its path, bring me peace. Though I may not know what my future holds, I know that it is in God’s hands. Setting aside my daily stressors, I will sit here, continue to write, watch as the snow falls, and embrace these feelings of contentedness and peace. Sometimes, these feelings are rare when we are so busy.
Slow down, watch the snow fall, do things that bring you peace and embrace those moments when they come.