As a husband and father, I long for warmer weather to go exploring and camping with my family.
As a motorcycle rider, I long for warmer weather to go riding in.
As a long distance commuter, I long for warmer weather to make road conditions safer.
But in my heart…I long for winter to stay just a little bit longer!
Winter doesn’t let you go 90mph from one outdoor activity to the next. Winter doesn’t let you stay out until 9pm sunsets. Winter doesn’t wear you out by making you sweat in hot temperatures. Winter doesn’t let you stick to the routine.
Winter makes you slow down and enjoy what’s right in front of you! Winter makes taking time to read a book more of a reality. Winter makes it okay to be in bed early, snuggled deep down in the covers just to get warm. Winter makes board games, long baths, movie nights on the couch, and sleeping in, all perfectly good things to choose…and choose often.
Winter makes you hit the reset button….and in today’s world, we could all use that reset.