My beloved bought me these beautiful miniature daffodils as a way to banish some of the winter doldrums.
They did make me smile and feel that maybe the cold weather and snow will end, maybe the sun will shine again, maybe the breezes will be warm and pleasant again.
Many years ago, I heard an interview with a woman who lived in northern Scotland where it got cold and dark early. She said they coped with it by "Drawing the drapes against the dark, lighting a fire against the cold, and having a wee dram to warm the heart".
I have daffodils and a shot of Kahlua in my coffee. Yeah, that's better!