December 8, 2019
Winter is better than the rest of the seasons. It really is! The other seasons there’s lots to do, sure, but winter is special.
In the spring it’s too cold and wet to enjoy most of what the outdoors has to offer. That’s why many Americans flock south for spring break every year. But for those of us who stay behind, spring just sucks.
For the summer… well summer’s not too bad, I suppose. Boating, swimming, laying out back watching the stars. Hiking, horseback riding, dirt biking. Okay, I don’t do all of those things, but great times, indeed!
Then comes autumn. Say goodbye to the fun summer activities. Say hello to biting winds and a yard littered with thousands upon thousands of leaves. Sure, you get Halloween, and technically Thanksgiving (I’ll get more into that in a bit), but that’s two days out of three months.
Finally, we have my beloved winter. The activities rival that of the summer and the scenery rivals that of the spring. We still have leftover Halloween candy, if you turned your light off early and you’ve rationed it correctly. Yeah, Thanksgiving is technically in the fall, but if it snows, and snowing is a winter thing, then it stands to reason Thanksgiving is lumped into winter holidays. Hell, it’s the “holiday season,” a.k.a. WINTER!
And during all this, there’s activities galore. Snowboarding, skiing, sledding. Snowball fighting, snowman building, sitting in front of the fire with a hot cup of #coffee. Yep, you know I love that coffee.
Oh, and the snow itself! That glorious fresh white powder that falls from the heavens. Not only does it make all those activities I mentioned possible, the world looks so peaceful when it’s blanked in white. I can go outside, look around, and bask in its wonder.
Anything else? I feel like I’m forgetting something…
Christmas! My favorite holiday of the year! Well, technically that’s Yule a few days before (I’m a pagan), but they’re really about the same thing. And I’m not talking about the gift buying or religious aspects of them either. I mean the whole holiday season, from Thanksgiving until the New Year, the magic of Christmas lights, the smell of pine, and joyful songs. It’s something to really enjoy.
Don’t get me started on Valentine’s Day! That’s a winter holiday too!
Have I convinced you yet?
I’ll admit, yes it gets cold, and yes the days are really short, but does it really matter? Not when all this good stuff is happening! So setup those lights, get some coffee (fine hot chocolate if you must) and sit back and tell some stories with family and friends.
And should you be alone this season, don’t forget you can always find me on Twitter, there for the sole purpose of brightening your day. No other reason, nope. I’m not addicted. I can quit what I want. You don’t know me!