I'm not so much a winter person, but I don't mind when it does hit, rugging up and strolling around in the nippy air. I often plan a few school holiday overnight trips to do just that, in the mountains or snow festivals, and get the kids outdoors and exercising. For Sydneysiders, it means three weeks of VIVID, so that has to be the best thing about winter for me, for the last eight years.
I do love Melbourne in the winter, but that's mainly for the footy season, rather than the cold.
On the other hand, ask me about snow! There's something so magical about snow. It's like being transported to another world, even if only after a brief dusting.
But the damaging storms yesterday, that I could do without. Whether they were winter related or our newly changed climate, I'm not sure. I hope all of you managed to escape flooding and have your power. I hope there was not too much damage.
However, winter can cause an already fragile mood to swiftly descend into melancholy, so get your exercise, and take good care of yourself. Maybe try to show a little more kindness to others, as you don't know where on the precipice they might be standing. As the Japanese proverb says 'One kind word can warm three winter months'.
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