With all the snow we've had this week I've very much been on the side of the 'stop moaning and enjoy it' party. Whenever it does snow in Sheffield we almost always get very little as we're quite sheltered and down in the valley, so it's been rather exciting to get several inches, enough to build a snowman in the garden and to go sledging in the park. I don't think I've been sledging since I was little so it felt like a great privilege to introduce Callum to it; he kind of enjoyed it until he fell off - after that, not so sure but we will persevere!

I was reading Maggi Dawn's blog and she wrote about snow being something which seems to bring out a really child-like spirit in most people (except those who moan about it instead!) Grown adults go silly at the thought of sliding down a hill on their bottoms, or about throwing balls of frozen water at each other :) all good fun and for a brief moment yesterday I thought that it might be quite nice if it snowed more often.

Anyway, here is some of what Maggi wrote which I liked:

G K Chesterton captures the childlike quality of sheer, unadulterated joy when something good happens. Never mind restraint, never mind whether you have stuff to do. If it's fun, pleasurable, life giving - there's only one response a child will give: "Do it again!"

"Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we."

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