My long (but not long enough) winter break is coming to an end. As I look towards returning to "regular life" I am trying to remember to stay present, to notice the good and beautiful around me. For example, I can notice that the days are growing so slightly longer. At 5:00 it wasn't pitch dark yet, and that makes me smile. It is a good reminder about how the darkness always gives way to the light, and yet each is needed for us to appreciate the other.