Winter Meditation #2 – The White Month

“January is here,
With eyes that keenly glow —
A frost-mailed warrior striding
A shadowy steed of snow.”

— Edgar Fawcett, American poet (1847-1904)

Okay, it’s not January quite yet – but this great little poem spoke to me. January IS snow — even though chances are we won’t get it here in Oklahoma. I watch for it in the forecast, and think of January as the White month of the year.

So, it’s also the time for New Year’s Resolutions. Have you made any yet? Here’s a thought that appeared in the Farmers’ Almanac in January 1888 – but it’s still applicable today.

“While the world is advancing around us, we must not stand still. Let us try to get a few hours each day or each evening to devote to the cultivation of the mind as well as to do the chores on the farm.”

(Remember, most of the population lived in rural areas in those days – (over 90%)! Today, that percentage is reversed.)

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