This photograph is one of the wooden walk bridges in Spring Lake, NJ. I took the photograph in 2010. It is one of my favorite snow images that I’ve captured over the years. Except for my sore back from shoveling it… I like the snow.
With the sheer beauty of it comes a stillness, a quiet, as a fresh blanket of white covers the earth. I love the muted sounds of cars driving through the new fallen snow. Everything seems so peaceful…at least for a time.
Granted, some people don’t the like the snow. And I get it. A few years ago I drove home from Raleigh NC in a brutal snow storm. Lots of prayers prayed during that drive by me, and by others for me. Crazy I know, but I still like the snow.
The funny thing about a snowstorm is; you can rail against it, shake your fist at it, but what good will that do? There is a prayer known as the Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr. Let me share a part of it with you. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”
So if you can’t change it… then accept it. Slow down and spend time with your loved ones. Read a book, spend some time in prayer, write a poem, a song, a blog. Go out and build a snowman. Turn off your smart devices, relax. Work on that new idea that has been floating around your head. Whatever your decision, just don’t waste your energy complaining about the storm. Use the time, don’t lose the time. Your time is too precious and so are those around you.
It’s a new day…live it.