Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Here in Westchester, NY we already have had three days of snowstorms.  It is amazing and the official start of winter has not happened yet.  But the snow has come anyway.

I am struck by how beautiful the snow is when it is untouched as you look out over the grass and streets. But once we start walking on and driving around, it becomes all slush and dirty.  Sometimes too the snow is just simply wet and heavy, other times it is light and fluffy and other times it is just a dusting.

Today as I was trudging to my car to clean it off, there was a little boy playing in the snow with his Dad. They were kicking around a big snowball and try to get each other wet. The little boy was laughing away and so was the Dad. It was great to watch.

It reminded me that we need to have joy in our lives every day and make the small moments count.

That is what I plan to do as we get ready for Jesus' coming this Christmas.

Sr. Jeannie Humphries, osu