Winter Hopes

As our incredibly cold winter moves along and we get ever closer to spring, there is hope.  I  think I need hope the most in winter.  Not just in the cold, stark, bare beauty outside but inside of me also.  As I look out into nature it is easy to look inward into my heart and see the areas that are stark and cold and bare.  It is a reflective time for me.  A time I can improve the flaws and increase the beauty.  I do love winter.  As I do the task of reflective pruning I love to get cozy in a knitted throw and revel in the indoor heat.  It is a good time.  It is a hopeful time.

hopeful sunlight
hopeful sunlight
hope inside and out
hope inside and out
every girl is a dancer and a princess
every girl is a dancer and a princess

Find your Hope.

Enjoy!

cate b

 

 

 

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15 Replies to “Winter Hopes”

  1. It’s easy to identify with what you are saying here — winter does sometimes seem like a bleak, depressing time. Winters are especially difficult for those with seasonal depressive disorder, and so your post has given me a new idea for coping with this time of year. Great post, Cate!

  2. I really like this post. It makes me think of a wrapping up in a warm cocoon and getting ready to emerge into the warmth outside. There is so much hope, even though we aren’t quite ready to step out, but the time of inner work and reflection is so rewarding in itself. What I love about this post is that sense of making use of this time, and not allowing despair to set in. For me, it took a long time to not give in to despair, but to focus on building that cocoon. It’s a great feeling. Thanks for reminding me. 🙂

  3. i like hearing about the winter from others, b/c it let’s me know i’m not alone in feeling kinda humdrum…i can get too cozy and settled in if i let the “cares” get comfy … but i do all i can to chase them away, most of the time it works…actually seeing it snow makes me smile and causes me to settle down in His presence,rather than settle down in my silly cares…i don’t think it does the same for others, but that’s a part of my therapy for the winter woes…hmmm…but when it melts away i feel kinda sad (kinda like olaf from the movie frozen lol) …i love your pix, they made me smile…you have a way of capturing the beauty of nature in any season…and lucy migilicuddy is a real delight…she can make a heart happy xo

      1. here’s a weird thought…I can get more down in the dumps with spring than I can winter…duhhhhh, isn’t that strange??? I just don’t get it…guess I never will…ugh…:)

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