Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine
Anthony J. D'Angelo
WONDERFUL Wednesday / Is it Spring Yet???
We begin watching for signs of Spring even as early as February 2nd when we look to see if the groundhog sees his shadow, and we hope he doesn’t because the legend says that if he does, he will be frightened back into his den and we will experience yet another six weeks of winter.
The anticipation of Spring is a WONDERFUL thing. I tend to dislike Winter more every year. The days and weeks of nothing but a white frozen landscape and hours indoors are very tedious ones for me. Just to know that there is only 6 weeks until Spring officially comes is exciting for me. We've made it halfway through Winter now and that is something to celebrate!
In ancient times, February was the month to celebrate the home hearth.
When fuel and food supplies began to run low, our ancestors would gather together to share the warmth of the fire and conserve their energy and food supplies. The warm fires inside were symbolic of the returning of the sun's warming rays to the earth outside.
Instead of railing against Old Man Winter, we should take a lesson from our ancestors. Slow down, indulge yourself a little and take time to be with friends.
As always, the weather is a reminder that we are not in charge. Even April can be a cruel month. But how I long to see it.
I'm hoping your Wednesday is a WONDERFUL one!