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Outside In My Own Winter Wonderland


It Doesn't Get Any Better Than That

I am the man with a shovel

There is something to be said for snow shoveling

When I walk out that door

It is man against nature

Each time I lift a shovel

I have to make a choice

My choices decide how I will get things done

My best method is slow and steady

How long will it take me to get done?

If I make mistakes

I have to correct them

If I wait to shovel then I have lots more snow to move

The light snow could turn to wet and heavy

When I have the time

I come out more often

Shoveling the snow before it is too high

Outside in the middle of nature

I find it a perfect time

To be thankful and count my blessings

I talk out loud

To the people that have passed on

As if we were talking on the phone

One on one

Anything I wanted to say

Who knows maybe they really are listening

It makes me feel good

In the cold air and sometimes the wind

I am in the middle of nature

Looking at the trees and grass covered in the golden snow

One hour leads to four hours

I lose track of time and feel tired

At the same time feel exhilarated

Being part of something bigger than me

I make my way back into the house

Enough for one day

Tomorrow I will do a little bit more

It will get done

In a unique and beautiful way

Maybe one day I will get a snow blower

It will be an easier way for snow removal

It will also be noisy and take away my quiet alone time


DREAM ON (author) on December 20, 2020:

Chrish Canosa The world needs more beautiful people like you to bring out the good in people and steer away from the bad. You keep learning and enjoying each day spending time with your friends and family. Follow your dreams and keep the fire burning with all your passion. Thank you for reading and sharing so many of my comments. An old typewriter has its place. Sometimes on a shelf looking back at me. Modern ways are so far more superior than anything I ever had. They are faster and so more effecient. Embrace the good. Thank you for reading and finding so many things to discuss. Have an amazing night.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on December 19, 2020:

" I hope you will always stay that way. Life has a way of changing people sometimes not for the best."

I will always keep that in mind po :-)

And oh, having a very own typewriter has been my dream, you still can use both the new technology and the old one through connecting them to work together, ahh please take care of your typewriter.

An awesome day po:-)

DREAM ON (author) on December 18, 2020:

Ann Carr Growing up my whole family would go outside and shovel. We never owned a snow blower. My father wouldn't buy one when we all had shovels and a lot of free hands to do the work. My neighbor bought a snow blower that was expensive at the time and would start long after us and be finished long before us. He never offered to snow blow but would give us a friendly wave. Now I go out and shovel and think nothing of it. It brings me closer to my dad too. i can still imagine us all shoveling away. When we were done we would come inside. Then the plow would plow the street and block my fathers car in again. Soon we would be out shoveling again. All your memories can be as beautiful as they were back in the day. Just write about it and those thoughts come alive and those feelings thrive.Thank you so much for reading and caring. Wishing you a wonderful day.

DREAM ON (author) on December 18, 2020:

Chrish Casona You keep reminding me how wonderful it is to be young and full of energy and spirit. You will always teach me more because you are from the younger generation and you are born in the age of technology and speed. I would still be typing on a typewriter if I wasn't forced to move to something more modern. I don't always change because I want to but because I have no choice. Every time I read one of your comments you are so appreciative and positive. I hope you will always stay that way. Life has a way of changing people sometimes not for the best. Have a wonderful sunny Friday. Thanks for everything.

DREAM ON (author) on December 18, 2020:

OLUSEGUN Every day has something to offer. It is easy to be depressed when things don't go well. It is better to enjoy all the beauty in life that surrounds us every day. So when things do go awry we can reach for those inspiring moments to carry us through. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. May we all have lovely days to push us to our greatest potential.

Ann Carr from SW England on December 18, 2020:

Love this! I understand how you feel doing such a task. It keeps you warm too! I love the snow and I miss it, as we don't get much here in the south-west. I grew up in the south-east of England and we had snow just about every winter, sometimes huge drifts of it but even there it doesn't happen so often (global warming I suppose). We used to have walks on the South Downs every Boxing Day - with snowball fights and the building of a snowman - aah, nostalgia!

You also reminded me of my Dad clearing the snow outside on our path, so thanks for the memory too.

I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a great new year - hope it's better than 2020!


Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on December 18, 2020:

Great idea my dear friend. Whatever it is we are doing, when it feels weighty we always had that choice in our hands to put it down and get back pushing it whenever we're ready ;-) you have taught me lots of life lessons I couldn't thank you enough

Lots of love from the Ph and your words are very much appreciated po.

OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on December 18, 2020:

Wow! Love this. Good one

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