Today is the Winter Solstice. It’s the shortest day of the year, in terms of available daylight. A lot of people dislike this time of year. The darkness gets them down. However, I like it. I don’t overheat and sweat my ass off like I do in the summer. Also, I like drinking coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, and drinking them feels more hygge in winter than in the summer. It’s also the Christmas season – so lots of business and homes have decorated with lights and other festive decorations. You can walk the streets, enjoying the brisk winter air, wrapped in the warmth of your winter coat.
There another benefit to the Winter Solstice. It gives me a sense of optimism. I know that sounds weird, but hear me out. Today is the shortest day of the year. So it’s this is the darkest it’s gonna get. From here on out, it’s only going to get brighter. Little by little, the daylight hours will get longer. Beefore you know it, it’ll be February, and you’ll start to notice the increased available daylight. That process starts now. Tomorrow you’ll wake up, and get a couple of extra minutes of daylight you didn’t have today. See?! Optimisim.