A January Day

The pond on Bullocks Road

The pond on Bullocks Road


“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in everyday”

Last Saturday morning I came home from my sister’s house after having coffee and was looking for something to take photos of.  Usually, I can find something to take a photo of on Bullocks Road, but not this morning.  It was a dreary January day.  The fields were dull and brown, the trees bare of their leaves and even the pond just looked so plain. 

I found a small empty bird nest, which was just about how I felt. So, I snapped a photo of it and then I took a photo of a small girl statue in the yard.  Both were pretty depressing.  No color, no life. 

An empty bird nest

An empty bird nest

I went about my day, but it bothered me that I couldn’t find something beautiful that morning. 

On Sunday morning, however, the snow covered the ground and the world was transformed.  It was a beautiful winter wonderland.  I grabbed my camera and got a few beautiful photos, including the pond.  It struck me as funny that snow, of all things, would spark my photographers’ eye. 

I know most everyone hates the snow, except for me and teachers, but I love how it makes the world so pure and white in that little space of time before life begins to intrude.  The world is so quiet and still, then cars begin to go by, David plows the driveway and cleans the sidewalks, the dog runs around in the snow and suddenly all the magic is gone and its just snow. 

It’s hard to find something good in every day.  Some days we really must look hard, especially when things are just not going your way.  But even when it seems the world is against you remember how blessed you are.  If we remember to be thankful for all the things we have or that we are even able to get out and move around its easier to find something good. Not everyone was able to wake up this morning safe and warm and go on with their day as normal. 

Be thankful that there is a God and that he loves you. 

Looking back, I’m thankful for that dreary January Saturday otherwise, I might not have appreciated the snow day as much! 

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18