“Frosty the snowman knew the sun was hot
that day. So he said, ‘Let’s run and we’ll have
some fun now before I melt away.'”
There’s many of us in this season…maybe a melting away of a dream, a career, a relationship, a community, our health, our vision. If the “hot sun” has changed things up, we can rejoice still. Because melting away things are not the end of any story.
There are cartoons depicting Frosty looking concerned about, even sweating, the arrival of the hot sun. But the song says that Frosty knew about the sun. And he told his friends that they were going to run and have some fun before things changed.
When Frosty waved goodbye, he told them not to cry. He would be back again one day. He gave the one thing that could help them move on when things were about to change. He gave them hope. He pointed to the future and helped them see differently.
So this year’s carol taught me a few things. The first is that the “snowman thing” is likely going to change at some point. I can’t get so stuck on my life as it is that I close myself off to what will be added as those things change.
Finally, our words can offer hope to those in shifting seasons. We have to be willing to see when the “hot sun” is changing things up for people and then be generous with our words. I know I have benefitted as people have been conduits of hope for me. Kindness, encouragement, generosity, and gratitude are ways we can offer hope to those in shifting seasons.
There is renewal and rebirth. The resurrection of a new form is taking place. Even Frosty knew that:)
“And he waved goodbye saying don’t you cryI’ll be back again someday!”