Tuesday, January 18, 2011

18 reasons to be cheerful in January

1. The extra light in each day is becoming a little bit more noticeable.

2. We can wear our favourite socks and woolie sweaters every day.

3. Soups and stews taste better in this weather.

4. We can hide our extra lumpies under winter clothes.

5. Skating, skiing and snowmen.

6. If you have an Amaryllis, I bet it is blooming.

7. The One World One Heart event starts soon.

8. No guilt about not getting outside more.

9. January is the best time to buy:
- Air Conditioners
- Gas Grills
- Homes
- Bicycles and Sporting Goods
- Furniture
- Linens and Bed Sheets
- Carpeting
- Digital Cameras

10. You can enjoy flannel sheets

11. For those who enjoy whiskey, poetry and things Scottish, Burns night!

12. If you are reading this, you have a computer with internet access and with that, you can travel the world and learn about things that interest you, definitely something to be cheerful about:) Cyber escape!

13. Great for games nights and getting together with friends and watching old movies and eating cheese fondues and warm chocolate chip cookies.

14. February is next and it is a short month and then it is March!

15. Perfect month to visit museums and galleries, get in out of the cold. Here in Halifax you can go visit Sue at our Museum of Natural History.

16. Good time to dream about the summer. Planning fun things chases the chill away.

17. Hot water bottles

18.When the sun is out, the sky is REALLY blue.

19......any more?

Don't wait for the storm to pass, dance in the rain, or snow, or wind....


jen said...

You had me at the title! January is typically the least cheerful of all the months so having a cheerful list with such wonderful things on it is a very good thing!!! xo

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What a wonderful list. Love it (and agree with all).

Sara said...

Love, love your list...

Kristine said...

Of course, how could I forget Burns night? Now I have something to look forward to! Thanks!

Jeanne said...

Good morning Alice in Paris... This is Jeanne in your photo class, and I love your list... All of the same things that you love except no Burns Night in Texas. I also love Jan because it is a "dark" month and great time for introspection and inner quiet. The outdoors is not calling so loudly. Am enjoying your posts. Thanks for sharing all of your thoughts

margie said...

it is true. when there is sky and sun, it is very very blue!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your list (particularly # 4) ..it is definitely better to dwell on the positives of every month. After the very hot and humid summer we had here in NYC this past summer I am actually enjoying the cold weather .

Teena in Toronto said...

I woke up to -33C with the windchill this morning ... brrr!

susanna said...

Terrific list, Shelagh! it's easy to feel down this time of year. Your list is a reminder that good things can be found in the heart of winter.