I often hear people say that January is full of the doldrums. The holiday season is over, 31 days lie ahead with cold, dark days. What to do?
For me, I am grateful to put the red and green away and move on from the year end holidays to something fresh and new. It also strikes me as a quieter time of year too so it’s full of space to focus on new habits, pick up something new, revisit old places, discover new ones. Space offers me a place to breathe into the New Year — this is one of January’s greatest pleasures for me.
Plus! I always notice by the end of January the days are growing longer. Hooray!
Here are a few of my January Simple Pleasures:
- Crisp, Clear, Cold Days
- Longer Days by month’s end
- NFL Playoffs
- Red and Green Gone
- Holiday mid-month
- New habits, thoughts, ideas swimming around my mind
- Open days on the calendar
- Fresh Start
- Heart of Winter
- Feeding the Hummingbirds
- Winter Walks
Just my little list to remind myself of the pleasures that await me and everyone during this month.
Enjoy every moment!