Monday, December 17, 2012
Happiness is a Border Collie Chasing Snowflakes
We had our first snow this weekend. I like snow because it creates a wonderful blanket of peace and quiet, something which we could all use after the horrific events of this past week. I also like snow because "children go out and play in the snow" sounds much better than "children go out and play in the rain and mud." However it was our Border Collie, Pete, who got first dibs on celebrating the snowflakes this Saturday. He did his best to try and catch them, and here is the proof:
And for the grand finale:
He reminds me that there are many more good and happy things in this world, than there are terrible and sad. Nothing can make the horror of the Newtown or Clakamas shootings go away, but we need to focus on the good, the "helpers" as Mr. Rogers mother once told him, so we bring light into our own lives and into the lives of those around us.