Snow Wonder

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❄️❄️❄️SNOW❄️❄️❄️- it’s something we take for granted. Sometimes we are complaining at shoveling and scraping ice. Other times we are relishing the thoughts of sledding, making snowmen or forts, throwing snowballs and days off of school.
I remember getting to be a high school helper to an exchange student; a young man from Brazil. As much as we taught him in his year with us, I will never forget the one day he helped teach all of us an important lesson.
Our English teacher suddenly stopped class and told us to quietly put on our coats and go outside with him for a few minutes. We saw the absolute awe on Sergio’s face. He was 17 and had NEVER seen snow before!
The sky is falling!! It first terrified and bewildered him. Then delighted him as we all tried to explain how it just suddenly appeared from “up there”. Why is it cold? It disappears when it hits the sidewalk! Why are they sometimes like tiny ice cubes and other times these giant flakes?
We who routinely experience snow no longer marvel at the occurrence nor ponder these many questions that someone who has never seen such a thing. Sergio helped me to better exerience the joy and wonder of discovery by simply looking around me.

It was a marvelous time, and one memory I cherish.

It’s at times like these when we can rediscover the delight in the ordinary. Do you allow yourself to enter into the awesome wonders that surround you every day?

What are some of your recent rediscoveries of delight?


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