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Because one day of thanksgiving isn't enough (2 of 7)

Today, I'm thankful for seasons. It's hard for me to imagine living in a place without clear seasons. The year I lived in Guatemala and traveled from place to place and more or less never had a winter ended up feeling curiously like one extended summer.* And that was fun, and all, but it was bizarrely timeless.

Since I grew up in a climate with four clear seasons, I really mark the year by those. And I love the variety that comes with weather; not just seasonally, but daily. This makes New England a good place for me, as we usually have a lot of variety. Even great weather gets a little old if you have it every day. And there's something awfully nice about a cold, blustery day spent curled up on the couch with a hot cocoa and a good book.

I like how the different seasons make me feel, and that they're an excuse to wear different clothing, and to do different things. I like getting to see the world as a new place every couple of months, and passing time not just as a line, but as a cycle.

Plus, of course, today, I'm thankful for the snow and coziness that comes with winter.

* To be fair, that probably also related to the fact that the whole experience was a lot like a long, adventurous summer vacation.

Why do I have no snow icon??
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