Every winter it always seems to be a surprise to see again how dark it is every day and how hard it is sometimes to get used to it. It is only on a very sunny day that we actually realise how much we miss the sunlight and how difficult it sometimes is to live in the darkness of the wintertime. Darkness affects different people in different ways, some of us find this time of year extremely hard to cope with, where as others don’t seem too bothered. I am one of those who, even though I miss those sunny days and more light terribly, I try to find all the positive in all this darkness also. On most days, I try to enjoy those cozy evenings at home in front of a fire place or in candle light.
Yesterday was the darkest day of the year, so the good news is that today, we have started to go towards the light again. Each day is going to be slightly longer than the day before, slowly, but surely. Spring is on it’s way! While waiting, in addition to candles, we can try and bring some more light in our homes with bright colours, such as flowers, or have fresh lemons and bright coloured herbs in visible in our kitchens. It will make all the difference.