Thursday, February 24, 2011

Not Complainin'

It's a blizzardy morning in my neighborhood today. The view out my kitchen window is rather bleak. It's cold and blustery. We haven't really had much snow to speak of since Christmas time, and the ground has been mostly bare for at least a month, so I had hoped perhaps we would get an early spring. I should have known better.

But I won't complain.

The girls and I have been reading The Lost Art of True Beauty by Leslie Ludy, and she talks about learning to not complain. So instead of whining about a late-season blizzard, I will be grateful that we have enjoyed a relatively mild winter and spring really is right around the corner.

I also won't complain about having a cold, even though it's my second one this winter. Instead, I'll be grateful that it is just a cold, and that in general, I enjoy good health.

I won't complain about not having time to blog as much as I would like, realizing that the other things that have priority right now won't last forever. Especially homeschooling my children. I'm so grateful for the opportunity I have to sit down with them every day for learning and conversation.

I do have some catch-up posts lined up for this weekend, so hopefully I'll be back soon! In the meantime, what are you not complaining about today?


Keetha Broyles said...

Oh that lovely snow! I LOVE a big snowfall.

Make some hot chocolate.

Light a fire.

Do a jig saw puzzle.

Cuddle up in warm "throws."

And have a snow holiday!

Miss Laura said...

Just a FYI ALL the schools in town are closed! but I'm not saying a word about having to do school......

I don't mind any way :)

Aliene said...

Guess this is not one of my complaining days. Maybe Uncle Silas wouldn't say that ~ he's been helping me re-pot some of the cactus etc that I had to bring in for the winter. I hope we don't get any more freezing weather. It has been in the 80's in the daytime.

How is Laura and Patner doing?

Stop by when you have time. Love you.

Barbara said...

Wow it sure is pretty to look at Karla, but I think I will take my 80 degree temps instead, I see I do not have a thing to complain about it, lol I am a follower and Love your blog and thanks for showing us where the real snow is, lots of hugs, Barbara
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