God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
We've certainly had our share of snow in our neck of the woods, and we cannot change that. But, we can change our attitude toward it and winter in general. Instead of longing for warmer summer days we can appreciate what winter has to offer; winter activities! When I stay indoors and don't take advantage of the snow and beautiful landscape it creates, I get depressed and miserable but when i'm outside connecting with nature and breathing fresh air it makes winter so much more fun. This past weekend we built a snow quinzee, it was a lot of work but rewarding. With the amount of snow we have might as well use it to create a winter sanctuary.