YORK, PA — Yesterday was the first day of Spring — and it hasn’t stopped snowing since. By the time it ends, it’s forecast that over a foot of white stuff will have fallen. Talk about a curve ball — I just planted seeds for my garden. I won’t be planting them for at least another week, thanks to the snow. 

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WHITE DINING: The view from our dining room. The snow is still falling, with another 3-5 inches expected by nightfall. It’s a fantastic interruption, a reminder to sloooooow down.

Snow is a great reminder to slow down. Not just for driving safety, but in all of life. This much snow also acts as a great sound deadener — reminding me to talk less and listen more.

I tend to talk a lot, and God is teaching me to listen much, much more. I find that the more I keep my mouth shut, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more productive I am for everyone. I’m not use to anybody if all I do is talk.

And now it’s time for me to close the laptop, layer up, and go play with my sons in the snow. Before I know it, summer will be here — and I’ll never have this chance, courtesy of an interruption, again. Carpe diem!

Life is filled with unexpected interruptions. Are you avoiding them or looking for ways to let them teach you the things you need to learn?


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Michael Anthony, CourageMatters.comA Call For Courage, Michael Anthony I'm a husband, father, inspirational speaker, podcaster, blogger, and Lead Pastor of Genesis Church, in York, Pennsylvania, where I live among farm animals and snack foods. I'm the author of A Call for Courage: Living With Power, Truth and Love In An Age of Intolerance and Fear (Thomas Nelson Publishers), and the soon to be released Courageous Life™ Motivational Planner. Both are available wherever books are sold. Send speaking, interview, and guest appearance inquiries to info@couragematters.com. , or click here and do your thing. For keynote speaking, interview and guest appearance inquiries, contact info@couragematters.com.
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