Winter has truly welcomed us into the New Year: this week we have experienced temperatures below -27 with wind chill, requiring us to stay indoors during recess and to hurry indoors when out. The warmth as we step inside is welcome as we hasten to leave the frigid air behind us.
The extreme cold weather, however, has not dimmed the welcoming smiles I receive each morning I greet the students in my class: their smiles, their humour, and their zest for life makes me smile and warms the day. When I arrive home, the hugs of my family not only warms my cold body a little, but also warms my heart.
The days of winter do not entice me outside but my home welcomes me with warmth and comfort as I hibernate after school hours with a book, a movie and crochet, and my family. I look forward to Spring and warmer days – but in the meantime I will enjoy the warmth of my home.
What welcomes you during the cold days of winter?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
(This post is linked to Five Minute Friday. The prompt this week is welcome)