"The next twelve days are the mystical interval between Christmas and Epiphany, when time is suspended and magic can happen. It's a thoughtful time, filled with reflection and expectation."
The weeks before Christmas are so hectic and full, there's hardly enough time to catch one's breath, much less be meditative. I decided this year to take time after Christmas Day instead to appreciate the gifts of my life. My thoughts and reflections will be loosely based on the traditional European holidays that take place this week, as outlined in a favorite book, The Winter Solstice by John Matthews.
Today I am celebrating the beauty of nature in this wonderful valley! I wake up every single morning filled with gratitude that I am able to live another day in this amazing place.
Looking ahead: In order to celebrate and enjoy the beautiful world around me, I intend to walk outside for at least a half hour every day, weather permitting. I got a pedometer for Christmas, which will be put to use as I chart the coming year's journey.