Ask that question on a cold January day in the northeastern US when yet another winter storm is forecast for the coming days, and who knows what you'll hear: sleet, scraping the windshield, static electricity in my hair/clothes, cold feet, wintry mix, wet gloves...the list is endless because it is the winter of our discontent...the weather of our discontent.
So, I'm setting out to discover what IS to love about winter, and I'm hoping to post my observations here regularly, maybe even daily. In a way, I'm simply continuing a project I worked on in October on facebook (which you can look at here) based on this quote from R.W Emerson:
"To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same fields, it beholds every hour a picture which was never seen before and shall never be seen again."
It's not just about what I see with my eye, it's a matter of the heart. It's about contentment, it's about thankfulness. I don't want to just grit my teeth and hang on by a thread until spring, I want to live a life of gratitude now, to find reasons for joy every single day.
Please join me in discovering what's to love about winter?!