About this time of year, I start to get really antsy for spring to arrive. Okay, I'm kidding. Not spring... summer! Please 80 degree days come back to us soon.
I was driving through Rock Creek Parkway in Washington, D.C. yesterday and couldn't help but frown as I was passing all of the bare tree branches and continuous gray, rainy skies. Why can't we see those tree branches covered in green leaves already?!
While the February blues are kicking in and my desire to leave the house without bundling up head to toe first is going strong, last night I forced myself to slow it down and remember to embrace what's good right now. So I made a fire in the fireplace.
Winter evening fireplace fires have brought me so much joy this season. I've been plowing my way through our firewood supply and not even apologizing for it. And as much as I want spring to be here already, I know I will certainly miss these fires come the summertime.
Watching those logs burn last night was the reminder I needed to find the good in every season. Instead of getting caught up in what we don't have right now, embrace what makes this time so unique.