Fun in the Cold
By Sara Jane
I am sure most of us are aware of the saying “Fun in the Sun”.
Just because the weather is getting colder here in the Northern hemisphere doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.
This article isn’t about the words that are written, it’s more about the memories it awakens and encouraging you and your family to make more.
Cast your mind back and connect with your inner child, think of all the fun things you used to get up to.
Kicking and crunching through the fallen leaves, jumping in muddy puddles, snowball fights, making snowmen and snow angels.
What else do you remember doing, fun and laughter with siblings and/or friends?
Bonfire night, all gathered around a fire, fireworks going off then back to someone’s home for hot chocolate, hot potatoes, grilled sausages and more.
Gathered around a fire, toasting crumpets, mallows and toast, dripping butter everywhere.
Cold, crisp mornings, watching your breath as you walk to school or work.
Clear, cold starry winter nights, wrapped in hats, mittens and scarves.
Sat in front of a roaring log fire, playing games, or curled up in bed under a lovely warm duvet.
Pleasure can be found in so many things when we open our minds and let memories flood in.
Chill winds blow
As Winter takes its hold
Trees adorned in golds, rusts and reds
Teaching us the glory of letting go
As their leaves fall to the ground
Birds fly South
Squirrels gathering nuts
Hedgehogs, Bees and more hibernate
A time of rest and re-charging
Frost covering the rooves and ground in white
Steaming as it melts in the morning sun
Ice forms on birdbaths
Hungry birds squabble to feed on the feeders
Snow falls blanketing the world in white
Children laugh and play
Tin trays are used as toboggans
Snowball fights and making snowmen
Cold hands and feet
Warmed by an open fire
Rosy cheeks from cold fresh air
When was the last time you made memories?
When was the last time you shared your childhood memories with your family?
This is the perfect time of year with the colder shorter evenings to sit with your family and share, plus make more.
Copyright © Sara Jane 2019
You can listen to Sara read the article in the video below
“A smile is contagious, let's start an epidemic” I first read this while I was waiting for a blood test, it was on the wall of the cubicle and it has stuck with me ever since.
I did try researching the rest of these quotes about smiles and laughter but without much joy – hehe, please forgive the pun, it wasn’t intended.
A Laugh is a Smile that Bursts – Mary H. Waldrip
Laughter is the best Medicine
Smile and the world smiles with you, Cry and you cry alone
If someone doesn’t have a Smile of their own, give them one of yours
A Smile that touches your eyes, opens the windows to your Sole (not sure where this one came from, it may be from me).
Laugh, Laugh, Laugh
Says your Heart to your Lips
Smile, Smile, Smile
Says your Heart to your Eyes
Love, Love, Love
Says your Heart to your Mind
Open your eyes to the beauty that surrounds you
Smile as you witness the budding of a leaf
Smile as you see the blooming of a flower
Laugh as you watch the antics of the Animals
Share laughter with family and friends
Witness with Joy the growing up of your children
Let the sounds of laughter fill your house, your home
Listen for laughter everywhere you roam
Laughter is healing, it banishes the blues
Laughter is medicine, a tonic for your Soul
Laughter is a beautiful sound
The sound of joy and fun
The sound of children and play
Let your Inner Child out to play
Awaken the fun and joy within you
Feel your Heart swell and your mind relax
Life is a journey
A journey that should be filled with fun
Learn to play again, to dance again, to laugh again.
Love, Peace & Laughter
Copyright © Sara Jane 2017