All is Calm
Fall has always been my favourite season. But Winter is an exceptionally close second. Every year when the weather gets colder and there's legit snow on the ground, I feel a sense of contentment that can only come with this season.
Perhaps the most magical thing about winter is that it's a message from our beautiful mother. She's telling us it's time to rest. It's time to enjoy the quiet. It's time to slow down. And not to feel bad for spending an entire day reading a book, curled up under a cozy blanket. It's an invitation to embrace a slower pace.
An invitation I will gladly accept, because all too often, we live our lives in the opposite state. The noise of everyday life, the glorification of busy, the fact that when you stop and think about it, you're not sure how the past six months vanished so quickly.
I can understand why so many people seem to dislike winter (and snow and cold). It interferes with our regularly scheduled programming. If you struggle with winter or it's your least favourite season, try a few new rituals like lighting a bunch of candles each evening and pulling on a warm pair of wool socks as soon as you get home. They might make it a little bit more inviting. And a lot more calm.