Do you remember that feeling, as a child, when you saw the first snowflake of the season?
Did you run around excited – looking for your mittens – ready to make a snowman?
I think most of us did! We loved snow & all of the fun that came with it!!!
Did that change as you got older? For some of us it did. Why does it change? Do we stop seeing the beauty & instead dread the shoveling & the long commutes?
How can we feel the wonder again & make sure our children continue to feel that wonder? How can we embrace the season with our children who still look wide-eyed at the falling snow?
Let’s try something new this winter season: the next time we see the snow – take a moment – take a few breaths – invite our children to gaze out the window with us – step onto our front steps, tilt our heads back & let snowflakes fall onto our faces & tongues. If we have to head into work, let’s try to take just a moment to toss a little snow with our child before we begin our commute. If we can spare a half hour, let’s put on our snow gear & just PLAY with our children in the snow. Then we can head back to our commutes, our jobs, our adult responsibilities & maybe we will be heading into those duties with an extra touch of joy in our hears & minds.
We live in New England. We experience snow every year – some years more than others. Let’s try to jump back into our childhood mindset & experience the wonder of the snow & the season with our children – even if just for a moment. That one moment can change the energy of our experience with winter. That energy transfers to our children – they learn from our actions & we can create with them a lifelong love of this season.
Let it snow – let it snow – let it snow!