All it took was two inches leftover from the last snowfall. A sunny afternoon. A pair of rain boots standing in for cold weather gear. Upside down mittens. A ‘yes’ from mom. A few two dollar sleds. And two kids with the imagination to make mountains out of molehills. Or small backyard hills, as it were.

A few tumbles and smiles later, and I remember that joy might simply be sitting in the back yard, waiting for me to come and play.