It’s been snowing all day here in Utah. I woke up to snow and it just hasn’t stopped. I love to ski, but even then I’m getting sick of driving to and from work in the snow. Not to mention that the traffic is terrible when it snows. But the snow amongst other things has made me contemplate the wonder that is snow.
I love how quiet everything around me is when it snows. Whether you’re walking outside your house, or in the woods, snow makes the world quiet. Many stay home and wait out the weather, which is one reason the world grows quiet during a snow storm. Either way, the storm blankets the earth with a white, cold dust. After a storm, the snow dusted mountains here in Utah look amazing against the bright blue sky. It truly is a beautiful sight.
But the snow does not stay that pristine white for long. After a few days, people and animals alike trample through the snow, making it a dirty slush. I’ve been thinking about this fact all day. Much of the snow that falls does not stay white for long. So how can we stay white as snow and not let others, things, or circumstances make us become unclean? I think this can apply to each of us in all aspects of our lives. It can deal with work ethics, personal ethics, religion, and so much more.
Each of us live our lives to certain guidelines, whether their your own or not. As children we were taught to have manners. As adults we are given a set of guidelines for work and other aspects of our lives. So the question remains: how do we make sure we lead our lives in an untarnished manner?
It’s a personal question and I’ll leave that answer up to you. For me, if anything I would like to make sure my ethics and reputation stay untarnished as white as a fresh snowfall. The obvious answer for me is to never do anything that would create a disturbance to fresh fallen snow. I hope that each of us can come up with ways to make sure our reputations and personal ethics stay as pure as this fresh snowfall I’m getting right now in Utah.