The holidays are over and now January finds us in a deep cold snap, the coldest in my area in the last 30 years. On the bright side, we have more sun than we usually do, so we are enjoying the sunny crisp wintery days. The Christmas season is usually so busy that I have in recent years switched from frantically writing Christmas cards in December to a more saner approach; sending New Years cards with heartfelt messages when I can spend a bit more time thinking about the recipients.
I have also extended the season of giving by moving my volunteer endeavours and charitable contributions to January where I can concentrate more on the acts of giving and really put some time into volunteering when charities are eager for more help after the holidays.
In many ways, these things are easier and more rewarding than trying to do everything during the insane Christmas season.Read more