Today is January 18, 2018 and it is cold. 34 degrees cold. Not quite freezing but it will be frigid later after the sun goes down.
I bet you’re thinking this is going to be a piece about how much I hate the cold weather. Nope. I actually enjoy the winter and the cold and the wind that slips up your jacket sleeves and down your overcoat collar and chills you like a frigid caress.
The cold makes you walk faster — which is good for your heart.
The cold helps you burn calories faster — because your body needs more calories to generate heat.
The cold is a good reason to duck inside stores to warm up and maybe do some browsing since you’re now inside — and that’s good for the store’s business.
I like the cold. In fact I’m going to head out into it right now. And maybe duck into a bookstore to warm up with a hot coffee and blood-pumping which warms the body, mystery book.