For the past 3 months this has been my view. Beautiful isn't it? Unfortunately, I haven't always been able to look at it that way. I admit that at times, the whole "greyness" of it brings me down. I am longing for flowers and tomatoes and my favorite color green. So much so that I have given myself over to complaining about it. But how productive is complaining? Not very. You always enter into it thinking that the whole "camaraderie" of complaining will give you good feelings. We will be united in our woes. But it just doesn't. So, what's a girl to do? Stop complaining. I decided that, part of my Lenten discipline this year will include NO MORE complaining. After all, the Lord wants to hear my praises... not my protests. He has decided to give us mountains of glorious snow and we are fortunate to have it. So, even though I may be feeling "blah" in my heart my tongue will not reveal that. And who knows? Maybe my heart will quickly catch up.