It’s not you it’s me…and what I’ve realized is that it is up to me to find reasons to love you again. As a friend recently shared with me, you might not be able to change a situation, but you can change your mindset regarding it. I can’t change you, winter, but I can change the way I think of you. So here it goes – reason #1 – I love that you bring the first snowfall. And not the first small flurry that lasts only for an hour – I mean the first, real snowfall. You know, the kind with big, fluffy snowflakes that drop slowly from the sky and leave layers on the branches of trees. The snowfall that produces a calm and a quiet and a stillness – it’s like time just stops for a bit. And when it seems that days and weeks and months and years go faster and faster as I get older, I appreciate those rare moments when it feels like time stands still. For what it’s worth.