Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I Want To Be Like a Snowman

I love the snow.

New snow is pure and unspoiled, sparkling like diamonds. Every snowflake is unique, just like people. The weight and warmth of a heavy sweater is comfort bliss, and the crackle of a fire calms the spirit. With hands wrapped around the warmth of a colorful mug, cappuccino and hot cocoa warm both the outside and the inside.

In the Midwest, we occasionally have winters without snow. Then, I particularly cherish my valiant snowmen who brighten our home with their colorful smiles.


Snowmen are always friendly. In our cold world, so few people want to be bothered with anyone else’s problems. But have you noticed that a snowman always brings a smile? Perhaps snowman décor is popular because a snowman, oxymoronic though it seems, will warm your heart.

I want to be warm and friendly like a snowman. I want to be more helpful, more inviting, more understanding, more kind. (Proverbs 19:22) I want to consider other’s interests as important as my own. (Philippians 2:4)

Snowmen are always smiling. It’s a cliché, but it’s true. Smiles are contagious. How many smiles do you see in a day?  As you go about your daily routine, look around you. Do most people look grumpy and annoyed or happy to see you? How do you look? As you walk through the grocery store and interact with the cashier, do you make eye contact and smile? I admit that I don’t smile enough. Perhaps that’s the result of being a shy introvert, but that’s just a reason, not an excuse. My children smile a lot, and they receive a lot of return smiles.

I want to smile more like a snowman. A merry heart shows on the countenance and does good to all those with whom it comes into contact. (Proverbs 17:22)

Snowmen are full of color, both literally and figuratively. Snowmen always sport colorful scarves and hats. I want to be colorful like a snowman, wearing the bright hues of pinks, the vivid tones of purples, the dazzling shades of greens and blues. In the sometimes gray days of winter, I want my dress to energize not only myself but those around me. Have you also noticed that most snowmen have a slightly mischievous look? What would they say if they were given the gift of speech? I don’t think it would be off-color, but I’m sure conversation with a snowman would not be dull.

I want to be colorful like a snowman, interesting and edifying. I want to bring a sweetness of spirit to my speech. (Proverbs 16:24) I want people to walk away from a conversation with me feeling better about themselves and better about life. (Ephesians 4:29)

I want to be like a snowman.








Do you like snowmen? How would you like to be like a snowman?


{This post originally appeared December 31, 2010, in a slightly different version, and again January 9, 2013. It's one of my favorites!}


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2 comments:

  1. Some good scriptures alright.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    Charlotte Moore

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    1. You've stuck around here long enough, Charlotte, that you probably read the original version of this post. :-) Thank you for reading, and Happy New Year!!!

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