The Nice List

Dear Winter,

Even though you’ve been kind of finicky lately and have been giving us the cold shoulder, I still want to thank you. This year has been pretty nice compared to your past versions. You’ve given us many warm, mild days, even when you’d typically freeze us over, so even the soggy socks I’m getting has been a welcome experience.

It’s been especially nice to have the sunny days recently to cheer us up. But even when it’s snowing, it’s usually been nice, pretty, fluffy flakes that make me always think of Christmas and hot cocoa, even when it’s two months past the holidays. I desperately need that sort of comforting mental image during such a stressful time in the semester.

Now, if only you could get your cousin, Spring, to come and visit early.