Simple pleasure: Snow
When you're a child, seeing snow outside the window is a thing of wonder, a cause for celebration of the upcoming day off school. It signals the start of the race towards the hills, accompanied by an old tea tray or another flat object that can act as a sled.
When you become an adult, some of this excitement turns to grumpiness. Thoughts focus on the potential travel disruption, how many layers to wear to avoid frostbite and a dislike of the weatherman as he shares the bad news.
Maybe we should be a bit more like our younger selves when we see snow. It can scupper plans, but it also gives you great freedom to enjoy nature's work. One day out of the office isn't going to harm, and half of your clients will probably be having a Snow Day anyway.
Step outside in your knockabout gear and feel the crunch of the snow under your shoes. Dare to make a snowball or sculpture (don't worry about the cold hands you'll get). Or, best of all, stand and witness the peaceful silence a snow blanket creates as it mutes industry and traffic.
At least then, when the snow has melted and everything is back to relative normality, you'll have happy memories of the day that you made the most of the snowfall.