I don’t like winter. I used to like it when I was a kid. I loved putting on my boots and big poofy winter coat and trudging through the shin-deep blanket of snow. I have good memories of attempting to make snowmen with my siblings. Or I’d pick a pristine, untouched patch of snow and attempt to walk through the snow in a precise pattern so as to spell out my name or favorite word. Yes, I was one of those nerdy kids who had favorite words. Sometimes I’d take a fallen twig and try to write something in the snow in my best cursive. Ahh, the innocence of childhood where the smallest things were a delight.
Fast forward to adulthood, having raised my own children and having lived through multiple snowy winters. I don’t like winter anymore. Truth be told, I’d rather be on a tropical island or in a warm location where snow is not the norm. I’m okay if I don’t see snow firsthand for many years. Yes, it’s beautiful. It really is. I especially like how the blanket of white fluff seems to insulate the noisy outdoors. And it’s pretty when the snow covers the intricate tree branches.
But, I don’t need to live in it anymore. I’m good. Done. My body hates being cold. I no longer enjoy bundling up. The gray skies of winter give me the blues. And all I seem to want to do during the snowy winters is sleep and stay inside. This is not the way to live (for me). I want to wake up to sunshine and blue skies. I want to wear shorts in December, January and February and not be cold. I want summer weather all year long. That’s the dream.
~ Kay Dee
©2020 I Am KayDee, “Winter Fan, Winter Foe”
Hi y’all! First I want to thank all of you for the LOVE and support you’ve shown me over the past several days. I’m truly honored that so many of you responded with words of affirmation and encouragement to my most recent post. I feel so blessed. Today, I want to stay in the vein of thankfulness by talking about a Gift. Let me explain.
I believe it is a Gift to be able to be a part of this blogging community. But also, it is a Gift to be able to express ourselves through writing. To be able to put words together in such a way as to convey thoughts, information or ideas to share with others is special. Each of us in our own way, has taken the leap of faith to begin sharing ourselves with the world through our words…through blogging. Do you remember when the idea to blog became a reality for you? That day you decided to “go for it” and “see what happens”…. You entered the blogosphere with your very first post. You may have wondered if you’d even get a response or reaction. You wondered if anyone would care to read what you had to say. Or maybe you are using blogging as a way to work through a difficult situation. It’s a release for you, somewhat cathartic. Whatever got you here, I’m sooo glad you came. I’m so glad to read others’ ideas, recipes, thoughts, encouraging words, stories. You are amazing, brave, strong, creative…full of faith, hope, love, vigor, and so much more.
May we all see and know and understand what a great Gift we possess in writing. It is both a privilege and a responsibility.
© “A Gift” KD Corner 2012
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