The only white we have on the ground here is sand. We can wear tshirts on a windy day at the beach on December 6th. We string Christmas lights on palm trees and some people put fake flamingos with santa hats on them in their front yard. It may not be traditional, but it’s wonderful. The spirit of the season doesn’t have to come with cold noses and snowy yards.
While our friends and family up north were all busy building snowmen,we ventured to the beach in Miami over the weekend. Without hesitation the moment we arrived, my older one led her younger brother showing him to “sled”. I had to put the santa hats on them. When I think back to the pictures that capture glimpses of moments in time of my brother and I playing together, I have a feeling that this picture will be one of those lifelong keepers for them. “Remember the time we went sledding at the beach?” It was fun, it was beautiful. And it was all about making the most of what we have right here right now.