One kind word can warm three winter months. – Japanese Proverb

The leaves have fallen and the wind is wild. We may have to work harder to stay warm, but winter brings us more than just cold weather. It’s the time of year when we’re given the chance to reflect on the year we’ve had, make plans for the new year, and start looking forward to spring.

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. – Victor Hugo

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. – Hal Borland

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. – Anton Chekhov

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?  – Percy Bysshe Shelley