So now I'm trying to think of good things to say about winter. The first that springs to mind is the health benefit. All that snow removal from roofs and sidewalks sure burns up the calories. It loosens up the joints and muscles. Not to mention the financial benefit to osteopaths and chiropractors.
Walking down an icy drive trying to juggle two bags of groceries and a third full of breakable ornaments is far superior for revving up your balance than standing on a yoga mat doing The Tree.
You get time to relax in winter. That time you spend in emergency waiting rooms seeking comfort for your twisted ankle, slipped disc or broken limb that you got trying to tame Mother Nature gives you lots of time for introspection. It's nice to have a chance to focus on things that are really important in your life-like a green lawn and a bare roof.
Winter brings family togetherness. It's difficult to get out of the house when four foot drifts have buried your car. Spend that time learning new things about the other members of your family—like how much your children love each other and how your teenagers value your opinion on everything. Yes, another benefit of winter is that it hones the sarcasm gene.
And finally, winter gives you a lesson in geography. You learn a lot about other cultures and lands as you flip through booking web sites looking for a cheap last-minute vacation to somewhere without snowdrifts.