I’d been waiting in nervous anticipation all week for snow.
We’d not had any so far this winter and I was excited like a little kid at the prospect!
I wasn’t the only one though. My kids were really hoping they’d wake up in the morning and we’d have a blanket of snow everywhere.
We weren’t disappointed. Opening the blinds in the morning, revealed a white patchwork of snow all around us.
From my favourite view out of the kitchen window, the hills across the Firth of Forth were covered in a frosting of the white stuff.
Now too much snow fell here but it was just deep enough for my kids to go out and play in it.
That’s them in the picture. My son’s in the distance getting a snowball ready to throw at me!
We spent most of the morning, running around playing in the snow and making a snowman.
The snow didn’t last long though. It’s already gone now.
It’s funny how something like snow lying on the ground can make us think differently and go about things in a different way.
Suddenly everything becomes a priority and it can all end in a panic.
Our usual routine goes completely out of the window and we need to adapt.
It’s at times like these when we have disruption that we can’t plan things so well.
There’s a feeling of uncertainty and no-one really likes the unknown, do they?
But this also could be the catalyst for new possibilities.
It could be the time to set in motion events we want to take place, projects we’ve meant to start and relationships we keep meaning to give attention to.
Think of it as a promise for something different and a time when we can choose an alternative path.
Whether the disruption to our daily life is welcome or not really doesn’t matter. We have the chance to make a positive change.
All you need to do now is recognise the potential you have for change, choose your path, take a deep breath and act!
It was under similar circumstances that my wife and I decided that I should give up my career to look after the kids.
We’d previously considered it when my son was born but I was talked out of it by my employer.
When my daughter was born, we couldn’t ignore the fact that the kids would be in childcare for long periods of time while we were both at work.
Once we’d made the decision, I really had to take a leap of faith and go for it. Into the unknown!
I know, as a family, we are really lucky that we are in a position to be able to do this and I’m thankful for it every day.
So now I’d like to ask you a question.
What are you going to do to make a positive change in your life today?