“The joy of brightening other lives,
bearing each others' burdens,
easing others' loads and
supplanting empty hearts and lives
with generous gifts becomes for us
the magic of the holidays.”
― W.C. Jones
It's hard to believe that we are two days away from The Winter Solstice and only six days away from Christmas,<<Name>>! And I know that I’m not the only one looking forward to saying “Goodbye” to 2020.
Our plans for the holiday can best be described as: quiet and intimate. Just the two of us with ample time to rest and relax. No major cooking, no family gatherings, no expectations beyond simply breathing in the season. JB is off until after the first of the year so that he can use those “use or lose” vacation days.
It has been an intense year (that’s an understatement) and we are both needing less.
Basically, the theme is just to BE.
So, on our list besides just flat out enjoying our home, the trees, and a chance to unplug a little bit more than usual. We’re big fans of Turner Classic Movies and are looking forward to their holiday line-ups – like The Bishop’s Wife and the Thin Man movies on New Year’s Eve.
Oh. And we may re-watch all of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus as we enjoyed it immensely.
I would love to write just that perfect love note to you today, sharing how the lessons I am learning will give you just the right amount of UMPH to move forward in your life. Especially since this is my last love note to you of 2020.
However, after deleting 62 emails that arrived between 10 PM and7 AM on Saturday morning, I decided the biggest love I could give you today is brevity.
I want to leave you with the reminder that though the Winter Solstice is officially the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year…it’s also a return of the light.
And that return of light never fails to remind me not to lose hope.
I believe that hope and love is the best thing in the world to look to. And I am sending you so much love for a lovely and sacred Christmas. And a joyous New Year filled with possibility and delight.
As a reminder I’ll be switching to a monthly love note on the 2nd Saturday of each month. So, I'll see you on January 9th
With so much love...........
PS - I'm still on and off Instagram these days - especially to participate in the "Our December Mornings" that author Corinne Cunningham is pulling together.