“Now is the winter of our discontent” – Richard the Third
I know, I know. Out of context, not what he meant or was talking about. But seriously. I feel like George RR Martin had it right when he kept telling us “Winter is Coming.” Got it. We’re good. Can we move along now and try another season?
I am so over this winter – and I LOVE winter. I usually feel GREAT in the winter. Healthy. Cold, but healthy. But I’ve got a case of ennui (or maybe SAD, but definitely not cabin fever) that I can’t shake – and I am not the only one. I talk to people every day who are feeling the same way – take a look at your Facebook stream and I am sure you know plenty of folks in the same boat – if you have managed to avoid this feeling I applaud you and would like to know your secret (those of you living in warmer climes or on vacation at same need not reply….)
- I choose to believe that winter will not last forever.
- I choose to believe that someday I will not need my gloves.
- I choose to believe that the grass will be green again and not just muddy grey
- I choose to believe that someday I will wear only one pair of socks. (Please!)
- I choose to believe that one day, in the not so terribly distant future, I will wake up and the sun will be shining, I will not be able to see my breath and I will want to spend more than 10 minutes outside.
And because I believe, I keep moving forward. I hope the same for you – may tomorrow be the day that we wake up to sunshine.
“O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?” – Shelley