The battle of the emotions can be a fierce one at times. Thankfully most days are good ones, but some days the emotions conquer. I read last night of love, and went to sleep asking the Lord to just help me love better, and more like He loves.
So maybe the snow day is just what God did for me today. It's a beautiful reminder of His blanket of love covering me, cleansing me; a reminder of His great grace covering all and making all "whiter than snow".
Colossians 4: 5-6 says to "Make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone."
That's definitely a challenge when the emotions are running high. But it's not impossible with God's help, when you love the way He loves. Consider the opportunity you have with your family, your loved ones, the person in the long line in the grocery store...a treasured and timely opportunity, not one to be wasted with hurtful words and harmful attitudes, or trivialized with carelessness. Moments matter. They become a lifetime. Treat them with significance, knowing you might be the light or hope someone needs in that moment.
And if you blow it? Allow God to deal with your own heart first, finding His readily available love and forgiveness. Then, fix it if you can. And if you can't, do your best to learn from it and go on, stronger and more gracious and caring because of it.
Determine to just love.
"Someday, after mastering the winds,
the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness
for God the energies of love, and then,
for a second time in the history of the world,
man will have discovered fire."
-----Pierre Teilhard De Chardin