In this part of the world we live in darkness and cold during the winter. It's dark when I drag myself out of bed in the morning, it's dark when I brush my teeth and it seems like daylight doesn't show up until I'm waiting for my train in the freezing cold.
But this morning was different. I woke up early because I was warm, moved my pillow around and tried to get back to sleep. But the bedroom was much brighter than usual.
And the I realized... it was brighter because it was a bright, sunny day outside the bedroom window. The sun rose at 6.23 this morning. A month ago it rose at 7.32 and in January it rose at 8.24.
After all this cold and dark winter, there is finally hope that spring will come soon.