There are times in our lives where we need
to sit back and reflect.
This is our time to do that.
We had a very bad medical scare in our family.
It has made us sit up and take stock.
It made us be thankful for second chances,
and it made us grateful that we are still
It makes you realize that small things are not
all that important.
It makes you thankful that the worst has not happened.
And most of all, it teaches you to make
the most of every day,
to love each other and life.
don't sweat the small stuff.
The snow makes me feel quiet.
It makes me feel secure inside,
being alone with my thoughts.
And life can be beautiful!
It snowed again after the last snowstorm.
This time some of the flakes were as big as the palms
of my hand.
There is a fairytale by the brothers Grimm
about Frau Holle.
When she fluffed up her feather bed,
it snowed beautiful snowflakes.
This reminds me of it.
The snow was heavy and wet.
Truly a winter wonderland.
The black of the crows looks pretty
against all the snow.
Next month is spring,
all this will be a memory,
With spring will come renewal and hope.
Hold your loved ones tight,
let them know that you love them.