There’s no doubt that the worst of winter has arrived, bringing sub-zero temperatures and icy winds along with it. The dark, frigid days make it tough to stay positive as we slog through our daily commutes and count down each hour of the workweek until we can return to snuggling up on the couch at home with Netflix.
Whether you choose to play in the snowfall or appreciate it through a frosty window, there’s so many different ways to appreciate it. Let’s see, here:
1. It inspires our sense of wonder.
« Snow brings change, newness and a fresh take on the world, » wrote psychologist and HuffPost blogger Sandi Mann.
2. It gives off calm, relaxing vibes.
« Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity, » wrote author Novala Takemoto.
3. It links us to childhood memories.
« A phenomenon called emotional memory means that associated with our memories are emotions — so that when we remember events, we also remember the emotions associated with them.
4. It gives us fun games and treats.
These days are the few where snowmen, snow angels, snow forts, snowball fights, and snow cream are a given.
5. It brings us into present moment.
« Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem. » – William Hamilton Gibson
6. It brings people together.
Few can deny the snuggle power of snow! After a long day of sledding and snowball fights, there’s nothing better than cozying up on the couch with a special someone
7. It reminds us of the beauty in nature.
I mean, look at these trees!
8. Its time is limited.
Temperatures rise, the ground starts to thaw, and the former world we once knew beneath that blanket of white is revealed once again.
Over to you, what do you enjoy the most when it’s snowing?
Cécile lives in Chicago though is originally from southern France. She’s an avid traveler and is always excited by new adventures. After living in Ireland, Australia and Canada, Cécile is an advocate of having a routine but not staying comfortable for too long.