I must admit, one of the things that I enjoy is shoveling snow.

I’m not sure everyone understands that.  My next door neighbour has a number of choice words as she shovels her snow.  Spring will not be here soon enough for her.

On the other hand, I stand in fresh snow and see an adventure about to begin.  There is an end in mind.  A clean walk, or a helpful pathway, or an ice rink where you can see the ice.

Not only is there completion in mind – and every scoop of snow removed brings it closer – but there is also the satisfaction of knowing you get to serve others.  A clean walk means less stress and strain on those who are walking, a helpful pathway means someone can find their way to the destination, and of course, a clean ice rink means those Olympians have a place to practice!!

And, finally (but certainly not an exhaustive list), there is the good of exercise.  The older I become the more I realize how much bodily exercise can positiviely affect the rest of your life.  Those who have physical limitations notice this probably the most – and might even wish they were out shoveling snow with me! 

So, I enjoy shoveling snow.  I’m not sure I will be able to do this physically for the rest of my life, but for the moment – bring it on. 

OK, just a few inches at a time would be nice!!