As I sat on the sofa tackling the mound of daily email, I was suddenly distracted by something happening outside my living room window. The sky was bright and sunny, but that wasn’t the distraction.
It was snowing , too.
Wow! The view of big, white snowflakes falling gently through the sunny sky was amazing—and mesmerizing. At first, I didn’t trust what I was seeing, so I rubbed my eyes and blinked several times. But it was real! For a long time, I sat there just taking in the scene.
It was thrilling. After a while, my eyes closely followed large individual snowflakes as they meandered their way to the ground. Several times, I looked for shadows on the ground to be sure it really was sunny outside.
What a marvelous pause. I am so grateful I stopped to look—it was a blessing to take it in.
The experience was similar to watching rain falling through sunshine, and for me, that is rare. But then, I always have stopped to look for a rainbow, and sometimes strained to find a second reflected rainbow, too.
The other day, it didn’t occur to me to run outside and look for a snowbow. Maybe this snow shower could produce the same effect—reflecting and dispersing sunlight in all its colors. I was too taken by seeing snow falling through sunlight to consider looking for a snowbow.
It’s a gift to escape the usual stuff of my life to enjoy unique, heart-sparking experiences like seeing snow falling on a sunny day.
What makes your heart sparkle?