Watching the "wintry mix" fall outside my window I was taken to a phrase in a prayer we used to recite with the kids as they were growing-up:
Thank you Lord, for each new day you give to me,
for earth and sky and sand and sea.
For rainbows after springtime showers,
autumn leaves and summer flowers,
winter snowscapes so serene,
harvest fields of gold and green.
Beauty shining all around,
lilac scent and robin sound.
Stars that twinkle high above,
and all the people that Iove.