Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Welcome Side of Adversity

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; 
if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” 
–Anne Bradstreet

Glancing at the picture above; which I snapped while out and about post yesterday’s combination snow + ice storm, I am clearly reminded of winter’s unique beauty.  Okay, yesterday morning—en route to work with ice on the roadways—I truly didn’t have the same frame of mind (smile).

Pausing for a few moments, mid-day; however, I spied glimpses of splendor in what initially seemed adverse to me... A brief time in reflection yielded a fresh perspective. And, no doubt, it will serve to make spring’s arrival one I cherish even more.

Joy and peace!  T.