Here in the Midwest we’ve just had a huge snowfall, the 5th largest in history, and there’s now over 20 inches of snow on the ground. It’s been rather enchanting watching it fall from inside, keeping snuggled up on the sofa with my family, hot drinks and comfort food. However, that feeling subsides when work beckons and the shoveling has to begin.
My husband has been a hero, digging us back into contact with the world outside. I’m very grateful that I did not have to perform the duty, being several months pregnant. But it struck me that not everyone is so fortunate. The ultimate gift of kindness at this time would be to take a little extra time and help out a neighbor; someone less able or currently out of town. So our shovel has travelled a little further this week, clearing paths to cars in the street and allowing folks an easier route along the sidewalk. The season of goodwill does not end with the holidays.
Keep safe and warm.