I looked out the window of my office above the garage. Everyone else was outside on this snow day. The boys were pushing each other down, the dogs were bounding through the new foot of fresh powder, and in that moment, it felt profound.
In the back of my mind, I could hear parents complaining about our 5th day of no school due to the weather. How inconvenient. The kids were driving them crazy. All they do is fight. They are always on their devices.
Just make them go outside, I thought.
I looked out the window again to focus on the moment.
I reminded myself to be present where we I am now. I realize how irreplaceable, how unrepeatable, this day and moment are. Thank you, kids, for the chaos.
And for several more minutes, there I was, in my own snow daze.
(Inspiration from Fr. Don Talafous, OSB)