It’s cold in the North East but I was able to take my cycle on a short ride today. I avoided the ice spots on the road by looking for the sharp glare of light reflecting off the slippery spots on the road. The next danger to be avoided is loose sand and salt put on the pavement when it snows. This stuff can be treacherous while navigating on two wheels around corners. It’s the frigid cold biting at my finger tips and toes that make me realize that I am grateful for this short winter jaunt in January. Normally this time of year brings mounds of ice and snow and the sun hibernates till May. It’s not a long ride but it’s a chance to do what makes me happy. Riding is like drinking cool water on a long hot desert hike. It mends the soul and refreshes the mind. Take the time to be grateful for the unexpected small things in life.
A winter ride on my cycle
The warmth of my wife’s smile
My children’s laugh
The funny snore my dog makes while in a deep slumber
A good family board game on a cold afternoon
NFL Playoff Games
A conversation with my Father
An unexpected funny text from a friend far away
Cupcakes with vanilla frosting
The thought of riding a cycle in Florida in the middle of winter (a trip yet to come)…..