Whether you’re a summer bunny or a winter wolf, there’s no denying that everything changes when that time of year rolls around. Birds fly south, squirrels hang up their busy nut gathering, and bears set their alarms for spring—just to name a few. All to usher in a season that creates sparks sentiments in us all.
You may not be surrounded by mountains filled with snow, but winter, nonetheless, has something whimsical to offer no matter where you are.
With that being said, here’s 10 things to love about winter!
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND THE CITY
Cities and towns around the world light up with each night, completely changing the mood and atmosphere. From dancing holiday lights to ornate or even simple decorations, it all brings with it a feeling of good-will, joy, hopefulness and a dash of romance.
There’s nothing better than laying on the couch or sliding around the house in a warm cozy pair of fuzzy socks. My favorites are anything that makes me smile that which is usually a mix of silly and funny.
I’m a foodie; pure and simple. And winter food is by far my favorite because of how hearty the dishes are. Soups galore? Savory sides? You name it, I want it in my belly! Winter has, in my book, been defined as the season of comfort food and when has comfort food ever been a bad thing? #never
I know Christmas has come and gone but I’ll have to admit that Jesus’ b-day is one of my favorite parts of winter. Knowing that where there is hope, love, light, and life, along with healthy doses of God’s plan and purpose, reaching us is the best gift of all.
When it snows, it’s like pure magic sprinkling from the sky. Don’t believe me, take a little kiddo outside and watch their reaction. Priceless right? Of course, we could all do without the slushy, dirty roads that follow. But for that small moment when all is silent and feel the stillness during snowfall it truly does feel magical!
If you’d like to explore how snowflakes were first captured on film and what they revealed, check out incredible books by photographer William “Snowflake” Bentley.
Crawling into bed, safely away from the harsh cold, underneath layers of soft blankets and flannel sheets feels extra cozy during this time of year.
BREATHE IN THE FRESH AIR
Okay, I’m not exactly sure how fresh NYC air is, but wintertime is the closest I’ve ever been to getting a semi-good whiff of fresh air! Pollution is down as well as most of that pesky allergy-triggering pollen. The piece-de-resistance is all that winter crisp cool air swirling around makes you appreciate every minute, especially when remembering those sweltering 100+ F summer days.
BUGS BE GONE
Am I the only one in the summer who can’t wait for winter so I don’t have to fight off mosquitoes, bees, and gnat attacks?
Either way I celebrate that there are no bugs (or at least less) bugs in the winter and I can finally wake up without mosquito bites that itch like crazy and drink tons of that addictive southern sweet tea without attracting critters.
There’s no better time to take layering to the next level! In winter, you can basically wear all of your clothes at once, wrap yourself in comfy scarves, and show off your fuzzy slippers. Winter is the season for boots that let you pretend you’re walking on clouds, jackets that feel like sleeping bags, and hats that cover up a bad hair day in the coolest way possible.
For some reason, people tend to get very nostalgic around wintertime. Maybe it’s religious teachings that warm us to our shared humanity… or, maybe it’s that the season brings more people together which allows us a chance to slow down; ending in deeper conversations sharing more traditions as well as activities. Each one, in its own special way, helps us to look forward to creating more memories every year.
Want more winter-inspired articles? Check out some of my previous posts:
- Staying Fit During the Holidays
- Winter Beauty Survival Guide
- Baby, It’s Cold Outside: How to Stay Busy During the Winter Months
- 25 Things to Cross off Your 2019 Winter Bucket List