Winter – ugh. According to scientists and the memories of anyone 20 years and old, this has been the worst winter in 20 years. Now lets just stop for a second and understand what it means to say ‘The Worst’.
Has it been the worst? Or has it been a true winter? I am from Canada, so i will refer to ‘Canadian’ winters. This has been a stereotypical Canadian winter. To be perfectly honest I think that last few years have been the worst – because there was no winter! This is coming from a sun-loving, summer heat lover, cold weather basher person. I need snow on Christmas and the couple of weeks leading up to and after Christmas. So for me the past few years, winter was the worst. I debated a couple of years ago to go to ice rinks and ‘steal’ the snow from the pile the Zamboni made and lay it out on my front lawn just so I could have a white Christmas. I actually had a few people with trucks lined up ready to go. Then I realized I was a bit crazy.
So has this been the worst winter? We finally had a white Christmas, this summer we may actually out number the bugs in the air and can enjoy walks without getting eaten alive, and our ground water is actually full. As much as I may hate the winter, I understand it’s importance – but that doesn’t mean I can’t complain about the cold and crappy driving conditions every single day of winter.
It’s hard to maintain the positive outlook, find the silver lining, or see the summer light at the end of the tunnel, but we need the winter. and it was a GOOD winter in my opinion – not the worst. So look at the bright side, the sunny side, and realize the benefits of the apparent worst winter we just had and now get out and enjoy the warm days ahead!!
Today where I live, it’s going to be sunny and plus 8 – I am trying to not be too gun-ho, but I am debating wearing a sundress… too much too soon??
SOAK UP THE VITAMIN D we have all been lacking people and go for a walk!!!!!!!!