Dear God/Universe/Mother Nature,
I can’t tell you how much I appreciated the coating of snow that you put down on the roads last night. I wasn’t looking forward to teaching on less than five hours of sleep, especially since there was no way I could finish everything I wanted to do before class. So closing the college was a wonderful, unexpected gift, just like the one you gave me back in high school during that overly ambitious Stranger in a Strange Land essay. You always come through with the best presents. I love the dusting on the tree limbs and rooftops as well; it really freshens up the place.
With deepest gratitude,