First Day of Winter – Days Are Going to get Longer

It is the First day of Winter. I know some complain of the snow, freezing temperatures and all the chaos from winter like me, and trust me when I say this, I despise winter a lot and have my very own Facebook page called “The I hate Winter Club”, however looking at the bigger picture in a different perspective, things can be worse. Look at it this way, It is just temporary until we see green grass, beautiful flowers blossoming, the warmth in the air, the sun and more brightness again. count our blessings, be grateful for the people in our lives and the things we have. As long as we are with the people we love, we have health, and were doing well, it is all that matters.

After today, the days start getting longer, the daylight increases by a couple of minutes per day and before we know it, it will be back to springtime. I know we have to deal with the freezing and the craziness of winter, but I am looking things into a new light.

I am blessed for all the people I have in my life. I love you all very much. I am excited to create more incredible memories with them all, no matter what season, no matter what day and time it is. Each moment we have with our loved ones is something that is important more than anything else in this world. Not material growth.

I believe that materialism is not something that I value. To me, togetherness with my loved ones is all that counts in life. Some people are just so materialistic that they get so angry if they do not receive a gift or they do not get what they want from other people. Should not work that way. It is the thought that counts. Time and energy was put in to buy that gift and people should learn to appreciate what they receive, and what they have. People in this world do not have anything. We must count our blessings and appreciate all we have. Some people have a hard time to make ends meet and can barely keep up, while some others are so materialistic and want want want, but they do not give back and they don’t acknowledge anything else.

It is not about the food, the decorations, and everything, It is about people coming together to enjoy each other and keep that bond going strong as it should be year-round.

What are your traditions? What is it about Winter you like?

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. May 2015 be a year filled with love, health, happiness, new beginnings, and all the great things of life.

9 thoughts on “First Day of Winter – Days Are Going to get Longer

  1. In the winter, I like all of the activities people can enjoy in the snow such as snowmobiling, sledding, building a snowman, skiing, or even sitting and watching the snowflakes fall to the ground while cozying up by the fire. Your post immediately intrigued me because a few months ago I wrote posts called {The End of Summer Days} and {The Start of the Fall}! I also love to acknowledge the beginning and ending of the seasons on my lifestyle blog at and on my memoir-style blog for my grandmother at, the latter of which is centered around the four seasons! How serendipitous that I found your post! Sending warmth your way this winter! 🙂

  2. Hello there. Yes life has become abit too commercialized. I know exactly where youre coming from. We are having a Christmas Eve family dinner and the nect day my kids will spend time with their inlaws. Well said

  3. I love winter! Even the reputed Minnesota winter. **brrr** We don’t have snow in the Philippines, so I am always in awe when I see snow falling. I love the look of a snow-blanketed neighborhood and the sparkles on the pavement. It is magical. 🙂 May you have the merriest Christmas! 😊

  4. Winter is close to 6 months here in Minnesota. Living in the west-central region on the prairies, the wind picks up here. Thus, blizzards are common and wind chills can get close to 40 below zero at it’s worse (more in January-February). However, the winter season forces me to have a ritual to keep “active” (physically by going to the local fitness center to keep fit and snowboarding to enjoy the long season more). One of the other activities I enjoy are my various hobbies (e.g. blogging, video making, making music, photography, etc..) to get through the long winters.

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