Thankful for Heat

It’s cold here in Pennsylvania, a damp mid-winter cold. Of course, it’s January and it should be cold. That said, I am fighting off a cold (and losing) and am chilled to the bone. Brrrr! Five degrees above zero this morning might as well have been thirty below. Even the dogs don’t want to stay outside any longer than necessary.

That makes me especially thankful for heat–for a warm home and a warm wool coat to wear outside. I’m also thankful our car heaters work well. Every clang and clank of the radiator next to me sounds like music to my cold, tired ears.

What simple thing are you thankful for this day?

Photo by Geert Schneider. Thanks!

Snow & the Friday Five

Yes, I’m thankful that it’s snowing outside. After all it is January in Pennsylvania, so we should be having a few snow showers. As long as it will be clear by Sunday morning, I’m tickled pink to enjoy watching its silent fall.

The dogs had a blast playing in it, Dexter rooting his snout into it and tossing the fluffy bits into the air and Pete looking like a giant snow bear. It is good to end a delightful Friday with a covering of clean, white beauty. All seasons have their delights, and winter is wonderful for its crisp, clear air, minimalism, and snowy artistry. Thank you, God, for snow and four distinct and lovely seasons.

What’s your favorite season? What joys do you find in winter?

The Friday Five

For my Friday Five I’m thankful for

  1. A date night with my spouse and the pretty pink roses he gave me yesterday,
  2. Yummy homemade tomato soup,
  3. A delightful discussion at our Coffee, Tea, & Theology Book Club meeting today AND two new participants,
  4. The promise of a lazy Saturday morning, and
  5. SNOW!!!

What five people, things, or events brought you delight this day? For what do you need to offer thanks?

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