Here in Phoenix, January is one of my favorite months because of the beautiful weather: mid 60’s to low 70’s with an abundance of sunshine. So far this year, however, it has been a little gray and gloomy.
While it is nothing like the frigid temperatures that we lived through in Midwestern Januarys of years past, I do miss the sun when it is not smiling at me in the sky. It reminds me, once again, that I am solar powered. A rainy day here and there is refreshing, but too many within a short period of time induce a hint of melancholy.
Whether you are buried underneath inches (or feet) of snow and ice or are simply feeling a touch of the winter blues, today I want to share a few things that are making me happy right now. Finding happiness in simple things is a surefire way to improve your mood. When you are done perusing my list, perhaps you can take a minute to write your own.
1. Orange Ginger Aromatherapy Lotion
I have chronically dry skin in the winter and putting lotion on several times a day saves me from painful cracked fingertips and heels (most of the time). If I am going to wear it anyway, why not get a scent that makes me smile?
Orange Ginger is, hands down, my favorite fragrance from Bath and Body Works. It is their version of “Energy” Aromatherapy, but I think it should be called “Happiness” because it makes me happy every time I put it on my parched skin.
It is a good thing that I got three bottles for Christmas. I may or may not have purchased at least one of those bottles for myself, but you can’t tell me that you didn’t buy at least one Christmas present for yourself. :)…