Snow flurries all around giving reminders of an approaching winter. Children squeal with excitement and adults groan with displeasure. Differences obviously contrasted throughout this cold day. I wonder if acceptance is what is really needed when I am faced with a dreaded moment or a shockingly cold blast screaming unwanted into my day. I can do nothing about the weather or the unwanted discomforts that find a spot in the day. I can’t make the temperature rise, the storm clouds move faster, or the rains disappear. However, I can choose to equip myself with what is needed to weather real and figurative storms and endure the coldness. I can put my hat and gloves on, grab an umbrella, or find shelter. I can pray. I can take a breath. I can find and speak thankfulness. Sometimes, then, I may just be able to simply accept what has entered my day. Other times, with practice and action, I will also be able to find His peace and His promises ready to make what is unbearable, bearable again. He is able when I am willing.