1. Remember Spring is coming. It always does. God keeps His promises. Believe Him and think springful thoughts.
2. God is patient. He does things slowly. Winter (usually) comes on slowly and it (usually) leaves slowly. Be patient like He is.
3. Be busy! This is why so many magazines feature cleaning, organizing, and purging tips. You can’t work in your garden, so clean out the linen closet or re-paint your laundry room. I’m painting mine blue.
4. Try some new recipes. Experiment with some new ingredients, and go for the colorful.
5. Put a bright spring runner (or tablecloth) on the table. Stick some tulips in a bright red pitcher. Don’t be afraid to use fake ones.
6. Have some friends over for lunch. Light a fire.
7. Pick up some daffodils at the grocery store. Get the ones with the tightest buds and you can watch them open. But don’t put them in the same vase as the tulips….it will kill the tulips. Unless they are fake tulips.
8. Take a nice hot soak and throw in some lavender epsom salts. Or just soak your feet. That works too. And while they are soaking, read through that stack of Christmas newsletters.
9. Find a new ironing board cover at one of the January white sales.Then you can iron those shirts or toss them in the Goodwill pile. You choose.
10. Bundle up and go for a walk with a friend. On icy walks. Wear boots. And scarves. And mittens. Stay warm.
Now I want to hear your ideas!