Wednesday, January 09, 2013

....about the quiet blessings of winter.

The holidays are over and now we are in the long winter months minus all the bells and whistles.  This is a cherished time to catch up on all those indoor tasks and hobbies that bring me joy.  There are plenty of choices waiting for me but none of them need be done in haste but rather once the mood strikes me.  That is one of the things I like about winter.  Things tend to slow down in New England, more time is available to turn inward, and the result is the chance to get to know oneself much better.

Some of my cherished choices are reading, writing music, creating stained glass pieces, painting scratched woodwork, brushing dogs, finding new music to enjoy, meditating, enjoying comfort food, doing many crafts, enjoying time on my computer, sharing meals with friends and family, and taking time to be thankful I am well enough to appreciate each of these adventures.  The list is long and plentiful.

Of course, much time is spent being with our dogs, sharing time with my husband, and chatting with my son by phone.  Yes, the winter months are special.

Take care,

1 comment:

Denise said...

so true...the winter of our lives in Maine...a great time for reflection and quiet change.
Thanks for the reminder!