When winter folds upon us, I often approach the season with trepidation and a plan to hunker down until the warm weather thaws both the earth and my winter-cynical heart. This year I have chosen to embrace what the Danish call Hygge (HUE-guh), which is enjoying the cold-weather simple pleasures of cozy family, warmth, and contentment. And so, this year, I resolve to...
Breathe in the fresh cold air of winter, letting it redden my cheeks and refresh my soul
Drive with the radio turned off every once in awhile to let my mind meander
Organize my shoes (they are driving my husband nuts), and then buy a few more pairs that make me feel comforted both at home and out and about
Write more: specifically, write more from the cozy place inside me to share the simple pleasures of contentment
No, these resolutions are not ones that resemble a whiplash of change, but rather ones that nurture my soul, the work I love, and those I hold dear.