08 January 2010

positive thoughts

in the depth
of winter,
i finally learned
that within me
there lay
an invincible
- albert calmus
another no school day due to the snow and cold. warm cocoa in hand, slippers on my feet, heat flowing out of the registers, children playing happily together in bare feet (they are always barefooted) reading the morning local paper. reading an article about the homeless and how they survive these cold nights...it made me stop and think...what am i complaining about?!
agenda for today includes: cleaning out the closets looking for unused sweaters, gloves and blankets for a donation to a local shelter.
snow day activity for the boys: reading about the homeless, and dividing our piggy banks up into save, spend and give.
because reality is...life is tough for some. i want my boys to know that there are people out there that will sleep in the cold, {ugh, how this breaks my heart and brings tears to my eyes}and that we are so fortunate to have the lifestyle that we do.
what small thing are you doing today, to make a difference?


Marci said...

It's wonderful to learn you are teaching your children compassion! Many times this week I have thought of the homeless people and animals subjected to the freezing temperatures. I wish we could help them all.

koralee said...

You are so right my friend ....I feel so blessed to have what I have. Thank you for your sweet words you left on my blog the other day...xoxoxo.
How many snow days have you had? We have had none so please wish some snow our way...the Olympic games start soon in my fair city and it would be nice to have snow...the ski hills have lots thank goodness. Sending you many blessings for a lovely cozy weekend...I adore your image today.

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