the winter makes one feel alive - the body is reminded of its fight to survive the elements. it is a time of getting back to basics - shelter, warmth, bed, home, comfort food, carbohydrates, putting on layers to bundle and protect, sleep, restoration, going back to your roots to outlast this portion of time.
stay strong, fortify, extol in the variety of experience. without cold there is no hot, for comparison is the ability to distinguish difference. this time is hard for all - persevere and choose not to suffer.