It's the beginning of a new year and the holiday season has ended. It's hard to get back in the groove after all the parties and gifts and pleasant times. After the holidays everyone seems to suffer some degree of letdown and we all become a bit reflective. It's time to cast out the old year and start anew with new resolutions and hope that some of the errors of the past won't be repeated this year.
Actually January is a bright and cold time of the year. Spring is far ahead and now the world sleeps in a blanket of frost and snow. We pull the blankets up and cover ourselves to be warm and dream of warmer days. The sun is bright and the air is crisp and the world is silent in the snow and hope lies quietly in the back of our minds and we wait for spring.