Admiring snow clad tall trees, piles of white feather like snow on both sides of a winding road with a view of giant snow covered mountain Mount Shasta in the front, I heard everyone in the car saying,
“Oh My God. It is so beautiful.”
Quickly my daughter pointed, “Like pictures I see on Christmas Cards.”
The scenery was simply spectacular and I could not stop myself from saying, “It is a small piece of heaven on the earth.”
Slush of ice and chilling cold air welcomed us as we stepped out of the car to capture the beauty on the digital media. Bitter icy air with sub zero temperature punched through layers of warm clothing. Within minutes a few of us were back in the heated car.
While I was busy taking pictures, my daughter asked, “Dad, are you sure it is a small piece of heaven?”
“It is breath taking. Is not it awesome?”
“It is indeed very pretty. But if it is a piece of heaven, then it is a very cold and wet piece”, she continued “I prefer heaven sunny and dry.”
“That would be like Raleigh. That is where we live.”
Learning from my trip, as a beautiful and scenic place on the earth has downside; a very ambitious New Year resolution may have its own shortcomings. Being thankful and content with what we have may be our first New Year resolution while vying for betterment.