Light in the Darkness

Well it is Christmas Eve or 3 days after Winter Solstice or December 24th (or any other name you might know this day as).  We survived the ‘end of the world’ as we know it and are now looking forward to new beginnings.  At this time of year, I look desperately for any sign of the daylight lengthening.  I find the darkness hard to take.  Waking up in the dark, coming home from work in the dark… I love the sun and the light and the growth that is so abundant in the spring.  So now that the Winter Solstice has come, I grin each day with the knowledge that we are gaining precious light minute by minute.

Kate and I were discussing this a few weeks ago, and she pointed out to me that there is benefit to be found in the quiet darkness at this time of year.  She told me about the rest and recuperation that can happen…that this is a time for reflection and taking stock of one’s life and its direction…  So as the new year fast approaches, I send out a wish for all of you to take time to remember where you have been and to look forward to all that is coming your way  and to grin with me each day as we count those minutes of light that are adding up to the full lushness of a hot summer day!

It is fitting that in this time of winter darkness the following video was sent my way.  We are all individual lights shining in the dark that make up a whole big world of earthly light



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