2/18/03 We come again, Our Father, grateful for this day and the opportunity of life with Thee. Help us to see beyond the weather and the little things that annoy us and get us out of focus. Teach us instead to look beyond ourselves – to offer encouragement to those in need – to see life without bias or prejudice and to trust your will might prevail in our quest for world peace. Amen
Mom would be appreciative of the snow picture snapped last night. Her enthusiasm for the wonder of nature was clear and vocal. Dad, of course was more pragmatic: will the kids be off school? Will I get to work? Will I get stuck?
Not that he ever verbalized these concerns. He was not vocal about a lot of things.
But one or the other always prevails. Rarely do we walk the center of the road. If we do, we might miss the pot holes, but we would also miss the wildflowers growing within inches of a flattening death by car tires.
It’s our choice where we walk.