We walk in the silent woods that have transformed into magical winter wonderland of sun glistening off the barren tree branches. The creek is now frozen on the edges but flowing in the center as we watch in silence the doe drinking the cold water from the stream.
We miss the warmth of the sun on our faces but this time of year can be healing. It is a time of rest, of slowing down. This is the time of year we find comfort in the smell of cookies fresh out of the oven or homemade bread. We spend more time indoors snuggled under a blanket with our furry friends. More time can be used massaging, stretching and core strengthening without the lure of the agility field to distract us.
It is a "SNOW DAY!!" Off we go to build a snowman and make some snow angels. The coziness of the fire burning inside is welcoming to our frosty noses upon ending our play and now we settle in front of the fire with a cup of hot cocoa and good book to read.
Slow down, hug your dog and savor the moments. There are never enough of them.