Moonrise © Michelle Basic Hendry
Winter has certainly made an early entrance and the snow is as deep as it ever got last year. As I look forward to celebrating with my family for the first time in a long while, I had a look back at my post from last Christmas. So many things resonated with me, that I decided to share some of those sentiments again with you, my “blog tribe”, this year.
Today, many around the world, myself included, pause to celebrate Christmas. We gather with the ones we love and share our abundance in whatever form it may take. We are more aware of those less fortunate and of how we behave toward others in general. The spirit of the season is not one thing or another, it is all of these things; the good will, the giving, the compassion, the sharing and the celebration of one of the biggest Christian milestones – the birth of Christ.
I am grateful for so much. For all of the struggles, there is a lot to be thankful for. After a year of challenges on many levels for many people, there is always the promise of a new beginning…
The days get longer now and the sigh of the season will pass into renewed activity. That, too, is a gift. I hope your day is a good one and that the candle of your hopes and dreams shines brightly for 2009.
I’ll be taking a little break for the holidays – I’ll see you all on January 1st!