There can be a sense of resignation before winter in the northern hemisphere—how can we manage the longer nights and the shorter days?
Especially if we live in places where the seasons are pronounced, we become so wistful about the greenness of spring, the heat of summer, the absolute glory of autumn.
The thing to remember, is that all seasons have beauty.
If you tend to stay indoors from now until March, you might rethink that strategy this season.
Many people have beautiful outdoor practices in winter, that include walking, running, biking, hiking, skiing and skating.
I myself know that a winter's bike ride is just as fun as a summer one—just muddier.
A walk in the park in winter is just as beautiful in summer—just colder.
Stargazing is actually better in winter—such blazing white on an inky midnight ground.
Even just getting outside daily—to feel the expanse of the sky, to visit the trees—helps us remember we are part of nature, we are part of the season, we are part of the cycle, we are part of the planet.
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