Often times, I think I have overlooked the beauty of Winter. Yes, it’s bitter cold, wet, overcast almost daily, and the days are long…(did I mention cold?) but there is a much needed peacefulness that comes with this somber season. Nature is quite literally hibernating this time of year, which is noticeable when you go into the park and hear not a sound. It’s just you and the brittle tree branches, iced over waters, and snow covered paths. Nature’s taking a break for a little while…but that’s okay because those recoup times are necessary for life to move on.
So enjoy winter for what it offers. Solitude. Take a quiet walk through the park (bundled warm, of course), curl up under a blanket with hot cocoa and a book, or try out a mouth-watering hearty recipe to keep your stomach warm too. That way, we’re just working with what nature has given us…for the time being.
…Because jumping keeps the blood flowing ;)