January 2016

Another year over, a new one just begun.  A fresh start, a new beginning.  For whatever reason, we all like newness and a chance to begin again.  It gives us a sense of relief and comfort to put the old behind us and resolve to do better this time.  The quiet and calm that accompany January are conducive to this as well, a time for reflection.  I always like the quiet of January, the holidays are over, the decorations are carefully put away, waiting to be unwrapped once again in another magical season.  The quiet falling snow beckons us to retreat indoors and be cozy, perhaps after a day enjoying winter sports. Resolve to make this your month to do something for yourself, whatever that may be which gives you fulfillment or purpose, or just clears your mind.  Strap on some snowshoes and take a stroll through a wintry landscape.  De-clutter a closet or read that book you’ve been putting off.  Now enter peaceful January.