Weekend Wisdom: Winter’s Secret

We were blessed with a white Christmas yesterday. At least 6, 8 or maybe 12 inches came down. I have not heard the final totals.

This picture was taken during the last winter storm when it was warmer out.

It is in the teens with wind chill in the single digits. The thought of opening the sliding glass door and stepping out into the weather to take a current picture is not a good idea, especially since I’m fighting off a cold or sinus infection.

So here’s a little winter wisdom.

Winter should not be considered as only negation and destruction. It is a secret and inward working of powers, which in spring will burst into visible activity.

~Henry James Slack (1818–1896), The Ministry of the Beautiful, “Conversation IV: Spring-time on the Western Coast,” 1850  [Lyulph speaking —tεᖇᖇ¡·g] – – – QuoteGarden.com

Another little bit of wisdom from me to all those who live in Northeast Ohio, have your pantry and freezer stocked. It’s going to be a long, snowy winter.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.