One of my favorite ways to experience and express gratitude is through the senses. Taking a few minutes each day to stop and truly encounter the world helps settle the mind and bring forth an appreciation that is otherwise easily overlooked. I would argue that taking this time can actually help melt a frozen heart, through love of the Creator, as we appreciate His creation.
Today I couldn’t help but write about my observations. Enjoy.
The Great Thaw
Drip. Drip. Drip.
As the sun comes up and brings light to the icy frozen landscape, the great thaw begins.
Chirp. Chirp. Chirp.
Happy birds no longer need to fight for their place at the trickling water of the mostly frozen pond.
Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.
The neighbor finds the least treacherous path through the grass to his car on the street.
Pop. Pop. Pop.
Ice breaks off the branch of a tree and crashes to the earth below.
Thump. Thump. Thump.
My heart beats with joy, delighted by the beauty of the frozen world melting away.