Winter Blues

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

It's cold. It's blustery. The skies are gray like the ground, and the wind is your constant companion. If you're anything like me, you're sick of it. The white stuff has worn thin and I don't mean on the dirt. And sub-zero temperatures? They can depart to the arctic where they belong.

Energy is low, depression is common, and activity, any activity's hard. This doesn't sound unpleasant, does it? Sorry. (Sigh.) That's why we call it the Winter Blues.

But hey, it's not all bad. In fact, the dead of winter can be awesome...if you can move beyond the blues.

Beautiful sunrises await you every morning. Sparkling crystals blanket the ground. The crisp, clean air kiss your face and refresh the lungs. And the night sky twinkle with stars as far as the eye can see.

It's possible to combat the Winter Blues, you know. They aren't fatal! How, you ask?

Take that bored dog for a romp through the drifts. Okay, around them. Play catch with snow balls. (It's always fun to watch Cooper dive into the white stuff after a disappearing item!) Or frisbee around a fluffy yard.

The day may be gray but joy is yours for the taking if you only reach out and grab it. Note of caution: put your gloves on first. 🐶

Wyoming winters can be nasty. They can be brutal. But they can be fun. Energy, and activity is possible! Snowmobiling and shoeing, skiing, ice-skating, hockey, sledding... You name it, you can do it here. That is, if you want to. If not, I'm sure you can find a soft sofa where you can admire the picturesque snow-capped mountains and hills as your bare toes soak up the heat of the fire, and you relax the cold days away. Maybe with a book? 📖

Whether you absorb its fun and majesty or not, the bitter cold of a Wyoming winter continues until it's utterly spent. It's a reminder of how small we truly are. That man is here but a mere second in the scheme of the Almighty. Its power spurs us enjoy every minute of every day. To rejoice in the good, the bad, and the ugly - the sunshine, the snow, and the wind.

We are alive, and that is something to celebrate.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


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