- Something warm in the late afternoon - whether you like coffee, tea or hot chocolate, fill your insides with warmth and you'll feel better all over.
- Candles - the flame actually imbues warmth and a scent can invoke calm, energy or sweet memories.
- Soups - let them simmer for a long time to fill the house with comforting flavor and hearty bellies.
- Leave a light on - I can't stand to walk into a dark house, so I leave a lamp or hall light on constantly. Yes, use the newer energy savings version, but don't deny yourself the light. In winter shortened days, we cannot get enough!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
January can be a long, cold month and experience has taught me to prepare in advance to add some cheer. I learned to love growing things from my mother, and seeing something bloom in January is an instant pick-me-up! So during December's busy, busy days and in between gift purchasing, wrapping presents and parties, I plant something to hold promise of life in winter.
Try it! Here are a few more lovely ideas: