It seems like every news reporter in America is obsessed with the recent snowstorms along the East Coast.
Newsflash: It’s winter. There’s snow.
The much more important news came in my mailbox. Hold onto your snowboots, because the Victoria’s Secret 2011 swimwear line is now for sale…
Okay, I know that the chemistry of snow is H2O, but I’m not going swimming in it.
Shopping for swimsuits in the dead of winter seems odd to me, for several reasons…
First up is the extra layer around my middle that started to take form sometime during the holiday cookie-baking and candy-making season. Remember Twas the Week Before Christmas? The cookies are gone, but the aftermath remains.
Also, a bikini, tankini, or one-piece of any color (Pink Leopard, Cobalt Paisley, Neon Coral Zebra…) aint gonna be flattering on my winter white, tan-long-gone skin tone.
But, the more I thought about it, ordering swimwear in January might just lift my mood. Knowing that the suit would be in my closet waiting for its first ray of sunshine would keep me looking forward.
So, I did it. I logged into cyber-shopping and did the unthinkable. In 7-10 short days, the bandeau top with skirted bottom will arrive on my doorstep…in turquoise blue.
Research says that having things to look forward to is good for the psyche. If those things in your life seem a little too far out of reach, do something to make them feel closer. They don’t need to seem as unrealistic as swimming in snow.
- If you’ll be seeing someone, hang up their picture.
- If you’re going on vacation, browse through the travel brochure.
- If you want to reach a goal, write it down and post it in a highly visible place.
- Or, if you are Mr. Backbone, put your golf clubs in the middle of the bedroom floor for your wife to trip over and AGHHH!
A simple question today…
What are you looking forward to?