“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant:
if we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.”
–Anne Bradstreet

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Beautiful picture, Shirley.

Adversity gives meaning to prosperity.


We had our first snow here yesterday too and I was hating it until I found this post. It made me stop and think. But then your articles always do that. Thank you for your blog and your wonderful insights.


From someone who has lived my entire life in the American southwest and who has never seen snow in person — WOW! What a beautiful picture. The quotation was very inspiring too. I love to visit your blog, I always come away better off than I was when I got there. Thanks for reminding me of what I should have already known.


New England must be a lovely place to live. That photo is wonderful and the quote is certainly food for thought. Some times we are so hung up on wanting everything to be perfect we forget that our trials make the good things even better.


Winter —- God’s way of fumigating after tourist season.


Lovely photo! The quote by Anne Bradstreet is a timely one.


Gorgeous picture, makes me want to put my snow shoes on and go for a ‘walk’. Winter is adversity in some respects. I find it more of a time to rejuvenate and enjoy the prosperity earned during warmer weather.