After Sunday’s snowfall I saw several front yard snowmen. So glad the kids took advantage of a day off school to play outside.

            I recall when I was a kid, there was a snowfall that had all the qualities for building the perfect snowman. The snow was wet and had the right cohesion element for forming snow sculptures.

            So I decided to build the ultimate snowman. Starting with a snowball, I pushed it along the ground as it grew bigger and bigger. Once I could no longer push it, I started the second tier of the snowman. This, too, became a large sphere. But, alas, when I was ready, I couldn’t lift it on my own to place it on the base. I had to downsize if I wanted to finish the task.

            The lesson? Well, sometimes you can create a snowball so large that it is too much to handle. I wonder how many other times we create something that just gets bigger and bigger until it rules us instead of the other way round.

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”



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