It happens but once a year, Once a year we have the official first day of winter and today is that day. I say official because as far as I am concerned it has been winter for a while. We have already had temperatures in the 30's below zero and the ground is covered with a foot of snow. For some, winter is not liked because of the cold and snow but it is a beautiful time of year. And we can be thankful for it, I am.