You’ve had a long week at work. Lounging on the couch, cup of coffee or cocoa in hand, soaking in the warmth of the wood stove… bliss. Could Saturday morning be better than this? Could anything be more enjoyable than relaxing the rest of the day in front of the stove, perhaps snacking on a Christmas cookie and having a nap? Sounds unlikely.
You’ve had a long week at work, cooped up in the office, breathing in the stagnant air. Snowshoeing through the woods, fresh crisp air in your lungs, the sounds of nature in your ears… bliss. Could Saturday morning be better than this? Could anything be more enjoyable than basking in the wonder of the great outdoors, slowing down the pace of the world and being at one with the earth? Sounds unlikely.
This is my weekly wood stove snuggle struggle. I get up to the coals of the stove, put a fresh log on, and get a cup of coffee. The fire roars, I sink into the couch, and the idea of venturing outdoors just isn’t that appealing. But I know that if I lounge inside all day, I’ll be missing out. I know for a fact that once I get my snowsuit on and push myself out the door, I’ll be filled with joy. But the couch is joyful too!
Have you ever encountered this struggle? Do you find a way to get yourself outside or do you spend the day in front of the stove? Let me know in the comments!
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