Painting by Belynda Wilson Thomas

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later. Bob Golf

Our first big snowfall of the season came yesterday and my husband and I shoveled the snow. He keeps asking if we should get a snow blower and I keep wondering if we really need one. It will be one more thing to navigate around in the garage. We don’t get that many snowfalls in a season, and they are expensive.

Some people have heart attacks shoveling snow, which is a point to consider. Right now I get out and shovel too, but if we get a snow blower does it become a one-person job and resentment build because it’s all on them and not a shared responsibility anymore?

I enjoy shoveling snow, a little bit. I hurt my knee last year shoveling snow so last night I was careful, and today I’m grateful my knee feels great. When it’s a nice night and everything is covered in new snow it’s peaceful to be outside bonding over shoveling if it isn’t overwhelming, and the plows don’t come and fill up the driveway when we are almost finished. They did come by last night but they didn’t fill in the entry to the driveway we’d just cleared.

When we have someone to share our burdens with even if it is only something like shoveling the driveway it is much nicer than if we have no one to share it with. Many people are shoveling their driveway alone this year, or perhaps they had to move and no longer have a driveway to shovel.

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. Kakuzo Okakura

Someday we will no longer shovel our driveway, but while we have a driveway and can share in the shoveling I am grateful. A child was enjoying the snow, and we could hear shrieks of delight. Soon our grandson will be out there enjoying the snow.  He’s growing up so fast and beginning to get into things, the wires hanging from my computer fascinate him but he has to learn to leave them alone, and we have to be vigilant that he does.

Watching him develop is so much fun, but we have to become aware of hidden dangers. There is so much for a curious boy to get into, and he is getting busier and busier. We thought we were busy before our grandson came into our life but what a welcome bundle of energy. Watching him experience new things is a joy, and he doesn’t pretend he likes things he doesn’t like.

He’s almost ten months old and what a time this has been. Life will never be the same again and who would want it to be? We can never go back, only forward. Sometimes forward is something we are looking forward to, and sometimes it is something we aren’t looking forward to but we have to face whatever is in our future. The more we can embrace change the better our life will unfold.

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous in the end. Robin Sharma

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. Gail Sheehy

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One thought on “Embrace the little things, things are always changing, and gains and losses are part of life.

  1. We humanbeing don’t like changes for fear of lossing whatever belongs to us but changes is always there for us so we should encounter it

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