---Many beautiful lessons may be learned from ice. Its firmness and strength are in contrast with the weakness of water. It reflects the light that falls on it, having a clear bluish color. It stores up water for time of need.
---Pound ice until it is shattered to powder and it will freeze into a solid mass again. Warm it in the sun and it quickly melts. You may argue with someone until you reduce his arguments to powder, but he will freeze solid again. Warm him with kindness and he will melt and become your friend.
---If you freeze salt water, the salt is left behind and the ice crystals are pure water. If our lives are crystal-clear, they will not carry with them the contamination of the world.
---The principle involved in freezing ice is one of nature's most remarkable creations for the support of life. As water is cooled in the autumn, it contracts and settles to the bottom of the pond or lake until it reaches the temperature of 39 degrees Fahrenheit. At this point it ceases to contract and starts to expand again. Thus the colder water floats on the the other, and when it begins to freeze, it does so at the top. The ice floats on top of the lake, where it will meet with the first warm weather in Spring. If it were not for this wise provision, the ice would freeze on the bottom of the lakes where it would not be able to melt until the whole lake had been warned.