What a glorious day it is today! It is a crisp winter morning and the house heater is on as well as the little Dyson heater I treated myself to earlier this season. That was one of the best gifts I have given myself.
You see, I have always preferred the warmer weather or even what some would call hot weather. I used to lament the winter, practically holding my breath until it was over. This year, I have decided to embrace it. I cannot change it and it is too long to wish away. If you think about it, any time at all is too long to wish away. So how about we change how we think and thus feel about it?
That is what I have chosen. I still prefer spring and summer and warm weather but winter has a lot of good as well. Providing contrast is not the least of these. We love to go on island vacations during the winter. Part of that appeal is getting away from the colder weather at home. It would still be fun to go, but without the contrast, it would be less of a welcomed break. Citrus is amazing now. It really doesn’t taste as delicious any other time of year. Right now, each day, the sun is up a little longer. I love that. I like to see just how dark it is now and how the light just begins to take over more and more. There are so many incredible things to notice and appreciate every day and doing so adds so much depth and breadth and joy to my life.
What are you wishing away? What are you just holding your breath to get through? Why not consider reframing it and enjoying the ride?