The last snow storm really brought out the dread of endless winter in people. I have to say that I was one of those people. I started think that it's always going to be like this and all those summery days would never return. It seems like a lifetime ago that I could walk around in shorts and sandel's without concern that I had enough clothes on. Not having to worry about losing my hat or gloves. There really is so much to keep track of in the winter. It was becoming a lot of work. Just going outside was always a big production. You had to have good reason to go outside.
We have a had winter conditions since late November and that was a long time ago. I wondered how I had been doing this for so many years. How had I been making it through all these winters? It dawned on me that I hadn't been getting outside as consistently as before. I have come to believe that the best way to not get the winter blues, was to get outside more. 10 years ago I had a job where I was outside in all year long. There were some tough moments, but I noticed that I didn't have that overwelming sense of dread that comes just before Spring. It was nice to see Spring when it came, but I could enjoy whatever weather we had, as long as I spent time outside, everyday. And before I knew it, those warm, sunny days returned.
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