A 10 years old perfect fantasy. A day off from school to play in the snow. The hot chocolate, the movies, the snowmen and the sledding: what more could a kid want! As most children do, they take it all in, they enjoy every bit of the day and don't worry about what is next on their agenda. They enjoy every moment of the cold, crisp wind making their cheeks fire-engine red and the catching of snowflakes on their tongues without distraction. No phones, no computers, no homework posted online just a day full of fun and relaxation with their friends.
As you get older, the snow days become less about the playing in the snow and enjoying the amazing act of nature outside, but more about laying in your bed scrolling tropical island accounts on Instagram hoping your parents think you're sleeping so they don't ask you to help shovel. We loose the sense of excitement about what is happening right under our noses that we had when we were younger and focus more on places we would rather be.
In life we as people are constantly planning ahead and focusing on the future to the point where we are no longer enjoying what is happening in the now. It is human nature to plan ahead and look forward to things in your life, short and long-term, such as: what is for dinner tonight, what your doing next Saturday, your future job, where you're going to live and maybe even your future husband! With that said, living in the now and appreciating all of the little things this world has to offer is very important. Whether you're taking in the sunset on that hot night in June, enjoying your favorite salad from the little sandwich shop sown the street or putting your phone down while you're at dinner with 5 of your closest friends, lets live life like the 10 year old playing in the snow enjoying his or her perfect snow day.