As much as I enjoy a freshly fallen snow, and we’ve had a lot of freshly fallen snow this winter, I don’t always realize just how much the cold weather and cloudy skies affect me. While my body seems to get used to the colder temperatures, it also seems to slow down. I spend my days doing the bare minimum and my body stores fat to help me get thru the long winter days. Cobwebs fill my house and my mind as I wait for the arrival of spring.
Today the sun shines and I’m reminded of just how much I haven’t done over the winter. I look outside and see puddles where snow and ice once resided. I have energy. More energy than I’ve had the last three months. I’m motivated to get up and move. The beginning signs of spring renew my mind, my body and my spirit.
I won’t kid myself into believing that winter is completely over. After all, spring doesn’t officially begin for a couple more weeks, but those first signs of spring are here. The sun rises earlier in the morning and sets later in the evening. It warms the earth with its glow and begins to melt away the cold and snow. Birds are moving more and their songs fill the sky with joy. My body senses the changes and responds in positive ways. I like it! And my house seems to like it too.
Now back to spring cleaning!!