Cold Air, Warm Heart

I sit in about the center of the U.S., where tonight it’s s-s-s-o c-c-c-old — 0°F for the low, with wind chills about -20°F. Brrrr.

winterThis shot was taken a few hours north of me, where the air is even colder. (Breathing it in gives one “an ice cream headache,” quipped the girlfriend who snapped it.) I’m not complaining, though. I’ve got shelter and heat and faith in the promise of new weather ahead.

If you’re cold tonight, settle in with a blanket wrapped ‘round your shoulders, make a nest, build a fire. Don your snuggliest socks and coziest sweaters. Maybe even create a little body heat, ifyaknowwhatimean (wink, wink).

And know that, just like the rough patches we encounter in life, this cold spell WILL pass. The biting and frigid winds WILL stop blowing, and the warm sun and spring flowers WILL return. If there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that seasons change. Night turns to day.

And sunshine ALWAYS comes back…


To my friends in the southern hemisphere – enjoy your summer!


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