Thursday, February 4, 2010
We've certainly had our share of frigid weather in East Hampton this winter! I made the decision when I was going trough chemotherapy last summer that I'd never again complain about the little, unimportant things in life as long as I felt well enough to get out of bed in the morning, but this winter has surely put that resolve to the test. I'm not a fan of cold weather. However, I can honestly say I've faced every day with gratitude and an appreciation for good health and the simple things of life.
The result of this cold is that going in to any building is a treat. When you enter an office or a grocery store it seems warmer than ever and walking in your own back door - into a cozy house - feels so right. There's good reason to call foods "comfort food" and sitting down with a nice mug of hot chocolate can be the perfect antidote for a frigid day.
We're in the deep freeze of February but the days and months move along quickly and before we know it April will be warming us up and nudging the bulbs up out of the cold ground. It may be cold outside but my heart is warm and grateful for life and everything that it is. It's a good time to be alive and I'm enjoying for every day.