Daily Meditation for January 16, 2024

Each season of the year is full of splendor and exciting activities. Now we are deep into the season of winter. Snow-covered lawns and fields offer a sense of being covered in quiet. Snow gives a different look from other green seasons. And, oh, the thrills of snowmobiling, snow shoeing, sledding and skiing are but a few of the excitements that snow provides. The cold temperatures allow for ice skating, ice fishing and warm fish houses. Bundling up in heavy coats, scarves and mittens bring forth the warmth within us. Fireplaces and hot chocolate are welcome partners to the cold. The empty trees and bushes stand as stark statements that vibrant life lies deep within, though their outer appearance is so barren. Isn’t it great to fill our spirits with the wonders that winter provides? Let’s enjoy fully the riches that these January days provide.

By Marlene Meierhofer, OSB