Winter has come and the dark days here
But do not spend time in this fear
Yes the days are cold
And the north wind does blow
But look to the sunshine that rises today.
Each moment now that passes is a delight
For the hours of increasing daylight
And the new hopes for the upcoming year
Wonders in your life will soon appear
To the increasing light in your life.
Be present in this moment in December
Winter Solstice is a time to enjoy and remember
Gaze towards the hours of the day
That will be celebrated with the upcoming holiday
And appreciate the year that has past.
Winter Solstice I fear you no longer
Your bring life to me that wants to wonder
New hope for the future that is brewing
Like soup on the stove that is stewing
Welcome this day the 21st of December.
This is one of my favorite days of the year. Why? Because this is Winter Solstice Celebration day. This marks the end of darkness. From now until mid-June the daylight hours increase. The glorious sun will move back towards the north. I welcome each and every day with more morning and evening light. This generates amazing energy to each of us in its own unique way. It is truly a transition of earthly movement.
You may also be challenged with less daylight. Especially this time of year. Don’t you just want to hang out in bed later in the morning, telling yourself “Oh, do I really have to get up and get ready to go to work…now? Right now? Turn that alarm off that is waking me out of this dream?”. Well, you are not alone. I could hibernate all winter long. I think I was a bear in a life once-upon-a-time.
Thankfully, we have the holiday season to get us through the dark days of December. Let’s all celebrate Winter Solstice today. Do something special for someone close to you. You know what that is. Smile at a stranger that you pass along the street. If you are mailing a package today, say “thank-you” to the person behind the desk who is helping you. Be kind to those you encounter. They are simply trying to enjoy the Holidays in spite of the stress they encounter. The more you treat them with kindness, the more they will respond to you in a positive way.
Enjoy today, winter solstice, and feel the light of the energy it generates.