This week I really felt the change in the season. I was all set to sulk and hide in my house only to emerge to go to work and supply my cupboard with food. Tempting and inspiring, right? So I decided to try something different. I took off my pity-party cloak and scoured the internet for local events and came upon a listing of Spanish conversation circles, Holiday Bazaars, Cooking classes, Winterizing your garden lectures, and a host of buzzing and stimulating activities custom made to draw out inner happiness. I started this weekend off by attending two holiday bazaar's and then went to the library to decorate cards for the troops to send home to their families with my nieces. A quick way to remember how good your life is, is to serve someone who has a rougher time of it.
I've decided to make plans each week for something to look forward to. It will help me to keep perspective and help my community too! I often joke with my co-workers when I hear them or myself complain about life, "At least you don't drive an old minivan with one of the windows covered with plastic." (I know for some that would be a step up, but it works for my purposes.) So if you're starting to get the winter blues get out of familiar territory and breathe new life into an old rut.