Everyone is complaining about the cold. Cursing the snow, the ice, the inconvenience of it all. What's the topic of conversation with our friends, our neighbors, the person in line at the grocery store? Winter and how much we hate it!
I happen to love all the seasons. Yes, even winter, but sometimes I fall into the trap of constantly griping about the cold. It seems wrong not to. If I don't have something bad to say about the snow or bitter cold, people think I'm crazy!
Truth is-- there are so many wonderful things to totally love about this season. We can literally talk ourselves into hating anything if we only see the negative aspects.
Are you tired of hearing yourself ( and everyone else) grumble and whine about winter?
Here Are Ten Things To Totally Love About It:
|Winter in Central Park|
|Don't curse it! WORK it!|
Skiing, ice skating, sled riding, snow boarding, snow ball fights, snowmen, snow forts, snow angels! Need I say more? Be a kid again! Get outside and play! Great for your body, mind, and spirit! And, there's that exercise thing again. You'll get a great work out with out feeling like you're working out!
|Faux fur, faux leather boots|
Warm, toasty, comfy boots. Now is the time to wear them. Dressing for winter is so easy, especially for ladies. A big sweater, leggings, a great pair of boots and you are good to go! And because your toes will be in hiding for the next few months, you don't have to get those pedicures as often. Think of the money you'll save!
My dad always says, "Keep your head covered and you'll never get sick!" I don't know if that's true but I do know the majority of our body heat escapes from the tops of our heads! So wear a hat. It's usually considered poor etiquette for a man to leave his hat on indoors (at least remove it at the dinner table) but the rules are different for girls. Tuck your hair up under a great hat and you'll look fantastic and fashionable, even at the fanciest restaurant. The perfect solution to a bad hair day!
A Good Dose of Resveratrol!
Possible Falsified Research On Health Benefits of Red Wine.
I still believe red wine does have some health benefits, namely Resveratrol. You can get it in pill form, but where's the fun in that? There's something so magical about wine: the opening, the pouring, swirling it around in the glass, smelling, savouring, sharing it with friends. The whole ritual can be healing and you just can't get that from a pill. Sitting beside a roaring fire sharing a glass of grape juice just isn't the same. Sorry. Moderation is key and as long as you can drink responsibly, it's perfectly okay to enjoy an occasional glass of red wine. If you don't like wine or wish to avoid it, don't despair. Dark chocolate contains resveratrol, as well, so make yourself a mug of homemade hot cocoa.
Soaking in the Tub!
Who wants to sit in a hot bath in the summer? I don't. As soon as the cooler weather arrives, I set aside time to soak in a soothing bath at least once a week. It's healing and relaxing. It's my time to decompress. I pour a glass of wine, light candles, put on soothing music and indulge. Even better, a romantic bath for two.....
And speaking of romance, here's what I love most about winter.........
And this is my Daily Cyn........