I woke this morning and stumbled down the steps, through the breezeway, and to the back sliding door. It was stuck. I yanked it open only to be shocked by a snow drift. My dogs leaped over it and into literal Golden Retriever paradise. Thick, powdery, dry snow, and a gorgeous sun rising gave way to a lovely morning romp. Although I wasn’t dressed for it, I couldn’t help but join them in their pure happiness and joy. One just never knows what can happen in life, and today I am thankful for the safety and life of those I love most, and I have a heart full of gratitude for the simple pleasures in life.