Daylight Savings Time has arrived, and we have “sprung” forward. This is one of the most exciting times of year. The light in the evenings is so glorious. I can’t help but feel more excitement and energy…spring is getting close!
As winter hangs on for a few more days, it’s the perfect time to celebrate some winter gratitude. Think about some of the winter qualities and experiences that are really great and savor those things.
Here are some special winter characteristics that come to mind:
- No mosquitos or other pesky bugs.
- It’s safer to go outside without sunscreen.
- In most of Boston, we’re still enjoying the winter break from street cleaning and the associated parking hassles…or ticketing and towing if you forget about the street cleaning…
Personally, I think hot tea and warm spices always taste great in the winter time. I like to enjoy lots of blankets, light candles, and wear my fluffy slippers. I associate winter with a slower pace and more introspection, and I love allowing myself to enjoy moments of quiet and warmth that feel extra special during this time of year.
Some of my friends appreciate winter accessories and have fun wearing scarves, mittens, and hats. (But watch out for infinity scarves!) Other friends of mine enjoy cooking more in the winter. I even know someone attempting to hike all of the highest 48 peaks in the White Mountains…only during the winter months…only during the night time.
With so many things to enjoy, what makes the season unique for you? What are you grateful for this winter? What will you savor before the season changes?