Monday, March 21, 2011

Lent Week Three - Snow in Spring

Whew.
First two weeks of lent - survived.
*
It is hard I find to keep my focus;
I have been reading some worthy lenten books
and
Return by Arch. Nektarios Antonopolous;
both are really great
and not hard to read or terribly long;
of course learning to apply what one reads,
at least for me that takes a longer time.
*
On a fun note,
I think Cleo looks pretty funny/cute when she is sleeping on
the chair - all that fuzz!

Welcome to Spring In Ottawa:

wet snow everywhere...

and to think yesterday I carried my boots

home from church

as things were finally dry and warmer!

Ottawa does this to us often

so I do not let it bother me overly much

as Spring will come.

However, maybe it could hurry up

just a little?! :)

The above picture is from today...

Earlier picture with Cleo enjoying the sun,
while perhaps not having her picture taken.
:)
Too bad though, as she is not really the boss
here, though sometimes

I don't know if she got that particular
memo
stating that I am the owner and therefore boss :)
*
March is quickly passing us by.
My contract is for two more weeks;
I may get more work there but am not sure yet.
I am trying meanwhile to be thankful and
look to God for wisdom and help.
*
This morning I actually remembered to think of
telling God 5 things I am thankful for,
like Abbot M. Webber recommends to his monks.
Thankfulness can bring out the sunshine inside of
one's self;
I need a good shot of it myself for
the wet post-winter days of soggy spring;
Thank God that with God we can
learn the deep art of thankfulness....

1 comment:

Marfa said...

Happy Spring to you! I love the snow. It's funny when you grow up in a northern climate (Vermont) and expect to see more snow and are disappointed by the mild winters (Ohio)!