Today is the shortest day of the year - the day with the least amount of daylight
Which means it seems like the l-o-n-g-e-s-t day.
Okay, maybe you'd like to live in southern California or Arizona where it's (presumably) warmer. But maybe you're not able to move anytime soon.
And maybe you'd like to head for a tropical island but you can't. Maybe you just can't afford it and/or can't get time off from work.
Plus, the shortest day of the year is the shortest day of the year everywhere.
But anyway, suppose you have to hang around and endure the cold weather.
Here's how to get through the rest of December and the two dreadful months that lie ahead. Remember that starting tomorrow, it's all downhill to summer.
Each day that follows the winter solstice (December 21) will have more daylight. From that standpoint, each day will be a little bit nicer. And each day will have less darkness.
We're about to reach the low point. Soon, we're on the way back up again.
So, even though winter is technically just beginning, winter's demise is already underway.
In other words, the dead of winter is really the beginning of the death of winter.