Thursday, February 9, 2012


One year ago today, we woke to snow falling! It had started at about 2:30 am and continued through most of the day, or at least till around noon. We ended up with 24 inches of the white stuff on the ground. Now Preacher man and I know what to do with snow. Having spent time in the great white north, wait, that would be Canada, I mean Colorado. So the great white west, how's that? We know how to drive in it and how not to drive in it. We know how to move it, play in it, complain about it, enjoy it and flat out have it around for about 6 or 7 months of the year. Arkansas, not so much.

Fuzzy picture of Anne
The reason I bring this up is because I'm going to be able to go for a run without fear of slipping on anything slick all. In fact it's above freezing. The thing about being "snowed in", it gives us a chance to be forced to take some down time, time that we don't take for ourselves at any other time really. We are all so busy, being busy and productive that we have to wait on nature to dump on us in order to take a needed break. That's just crazy!

Anne called me this morning wanting to know if I could work her shift tomorrow. She's with her daughter in Little Rock, spending some well needed time with her. To me, this is important. It's like snow time with family. It's not about me working more hours so my paycheck is bigger, which cracks me up cuz I don't think 32 bucks is going to make it or break it. What's important is being at a place where I can help someone make time in their life for something important. Almost like being a snow day for Anne. It's about making sacrifices for others. 

So today, while I run my little 3 or 4 miles, I'm going to thank God that he put Anne in my life. Not so much because I can help her, but because of how she helps me grow! 
Thanks Anne! 



Robin said...

Hi Kimer =)
Thanks for popping in on me today.
Good job on running! That is so awesome. I run too. You know like to the bathroom, the dinner table oh and sometimes I get real energetic and run to the mailbox. lol I've always admired people who have this kind of energy and endurance!!!
We love snow too, and about that I'm being serious.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimberly,
You made two very good points.
I get too hung up in the daily routine of getting things done and am too busy to notice God's presence. When that happens, I get to focused on worldy concerns and get tense, edgy and negative. I need snowy days to slow down and reconnect with my divine essence through God.
I run away from sharing and doing for others too much. I get too caught up in my own problems and start to drown In them. In reading your message, I am reminded again that in doing for others one Takes their mind off their own problems and let's them go. This helps one evolve spirituallyThor added bonus is it helps the other person as well .
Thanks again for your insight.
God Bless You