Happy Holidays To All

I don’t know what holidays you celebrate. Or maybe you don’t celebrate at all.

I don’t know what traditions you have or where you will be going or staying.

I don’t know if you are happy this time of year or maybe sad.

I do know that I wish for you a time of good health. I wish for you a time of joy in whatever form you need.

I wish for you to be with the people you love, if you can.

If you are sad, I wish that I could curl up beside you in a blanket fort until the sadness passes by.

I will be celebrating Yule in my way, and Christmas with my family.
I will be wrapping presents until 2 am Christmas Eve because I can never get them done early, while watching White Christmas.

I will make dutch babies for breakfast Christmas morning.
I will watch has the children tear through their presents one by one.

This year has been one of the longest I have had in a long time. There were a lot of changes and I spent time on the winter solstice thinking and reflecting about the last year. I created three lists in reflection. The first one was all the things I felt accomplished about in the last year. There was a second list of things that didn’t work out. This is important to acknowledge. How can I improve or let go if I don’t look at the things that went wrong? And finally, the last list of what I hope to have in the new year. This list isn’t finished. As it had been about two a.m. and I was falling asleep. I sat and did these lists with a youTube video of a yule log burning in the background to add to the ambience of the task, since I could not do a real one. This ritual allows me to really search through the last twelve months and experience what is all right and what needs to change. I am at peace with what I have done so far.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, or Hanukkah, or Solstice, I wish you the best of your Holidays. May you find some peace and joy during the next few days or week. Much love to you all.