Friday, December 6, 2013

Winter Expectations

We recently got our first real snow storm of the year and it is interesting to see the different reactions people have to the weather.

My friends who ski and enjoy spending time outside this time of year are very excited. These winter enthusiasts see the upcoming months as opportunities for recreation, holiday fun, and time with friends and family. Their optimistic attitudes resemble the beautiful winter scene to the left.

I have heard others express fear of driving on icy roads or having their heating bills shoot through the roof. Some view the winter as being symbolic of earth's death. They associate it with cold temperatures, decreased sunlight, increased financial strain, dirty snow, and depression.

I try to be a glass half full guy, but I have to admit I can easily relate to those in the second group. If I could get away for a month up to a warm cabin and sit around watching videos and drinking hot chocolate with my family without any financial concerns, then I would be much more excited about winter.

Rather than be a party-pooper, I am going to try to have a good attitude over the next several months knowing that we will eventually have warmer weather, more sunlight, green grass and leaves again instead of the great desolation which is now upon us. Happy Winter. Let the count down for Spring begin!

1 comment:

Judi said...

Those are beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing. And yes, warmer weather will return… eventually.