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Anticipation for warmer temps can be fun, too

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This seems to be the time of year when complaints regarding lingering winter weather peak. And understandably so. I, too, am comfortable saying how tired I am of looking out my window and seeing nothing but snow and ice.

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But rest assured. Spring and summer are on the way.

Positive thinking is key at this time of year. Yes, we’ve been through a long winter. We’ve spent months pushing snow and braving ice, and we’re looking forward to the summer plans ahead. But I firmly believe that anticipation for something good is part of what makes what your waiting for all the more special.

Every day, as our eyes are glued to the television screen and we’re hoping the weatherman will give good news, we’re building suspense. It may sound silly, but it’s true! And when that day arrives when the sun comes out and melts much of the snow and ice within a short time, we’ll be able to shout for joy and proudly say that we survived another Minnesota winter.

And I’ll be honest in saying that along with the anticipation leading up to 70-degree temperatures and lake activities, I try to enjoy the final days of winter while they last. There are a couple reasons for this. For one, I have way more winter clothes than those used for summer, and I know I’ll have to pack them away soon. Also, I’ve spoken to others like me who enjoy having multiple seasons instead of having warmer weather year-round.

But again, this is the time of year when people are in planning mode. They’re thinking about what summer trips they’re going to take, what activities their kids are going to take part in when there is no school, what home projects will need to be tackled when the weather is nice enough and how they will make the most of the time they will have in the sun.

Again, planning for something you’re looking forward to can be half the fun. And we all know there are plenty of fun events to look forward to in Wadena this summer. June Jubilee, for one, will be here before you know it.

Keep your chins up, everyone. We’re nearly through another bitter winter. And when it’s over, we’ll be all the more thankful for the warmer temperatures and sunshine. Very soon everyone will be able to walk outside and stretch their legs.

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