Wednesday, December 8, 2010


This Saturday my city of West Allis was blessed with our first snowfall of the winter season! To tell you the truth, I was pretty excited. My brothers and sister and I couldn't wait to get outside, have a massive snowball fight, which I'm sorry to say I lost, and build a snowman throughout the afternoon.

I love the snow, but sadly there are some that do not. For some people, snow is only seen as work, as just another thing that needs to get done. To them, snow is a hassle, but to me it is a blessing. People may say, "Snow is an annoyance. What good can it come from it? Its wet and cold and dangerous to drive on." They're only seeing one side of this though.

In my mind, snow brings people together! Think of all the things you can do with it and with others. You can have snowball fights, build snowmen or forts or igloos. These are just some of the things that you can do in the snow with others. Doing these brings people closer together and makes them appreciate each others company. Even shoveling, a dreaded job during the winter season, can become enjoyable when you do it in the company of others!

So no matter how cold or annoying snow may seem, it really does bring people together for the holiday season. Thanks be to God!

A Blessed Advent Everyone!

1 comment:

  1. John,
    Having moved from the west coast 15 years ago, I have to say I am not a huge fan of snow. It is cold, wet, and difficult to drive on. It is beautiful for awhile, then it gets all walked on and driven on and plowed a number of times and it looks awful. Then it snows again and all is beautiful. You post made me think a little differently. Snow does bring people together. It brought our family together. As I made a chore of shoveling, my children were having a ball. I have to admit, it was fun throwing snow at them and them trying to sneak up on me to do the same.
    What I also failed to see is the beauty that God has created. It is only man that makes the snow so ugly. Thanks for a great post!