One winter, my husband and I went to Aruba in February. We had never gone anywhere warm in the dead of winter before. Our plane actually had to be de-iced before leaving New York City. It had been snowing.
It was 89 degrees when we arrived in Aruba. I thought I had died and gone to heaven.
It changed my whole perspective on life. Well, at least on surviving cold winters. The overwhelming oppression of having to wear so many layers of clothing to keep warm can really get to you.
What does all of this have to do with buying yourself fresh flowers? Nothing really, accept that after weeks of face-freezing weather our bodies need a break.
Having a bunch of fresh flowers in your home or office can do that for you. Though not quite the same as being transported to some island paradise, it can truly lift your spirits.
I saw daffodils in the flower market on Monday. A clear reminder that even though winter's not over, spring is on the way.
How do you keep your spirits up when you're wondering if winter will ever end?