As the holidays are upon us and we enter the season that I happen to adore I begin to wonder how we can stay in a place of magic and joy and stay away from the stress of it all… Now I was one of those kids who believed in Santa Clause until I was 12…now don’t judge. 😀 but it makes me wonder how I, we can regain that childhood sense of magic that happens during this season. For me it happens the moment I see my first Christmas commercial and I don’t even care if it is before Halloween. So what does this all mean… this season? I don’t know if I can get to it in this one blog post but if it’s an amalgamation of the birth of Christ, Yule and the Winter Solstice, Chanukah and Kwanzaa it’s one potent period.
When I think of the holidays I think of a time that best exemplifies compassion, unconditional love and hope… Hope. There is something about the word hope that encapsulates the season. Like hoping for Santa to arrive! Or hoping for the first snow fall! OR hoping for a warm beach as I tend to during this cold weather. Hoping for family to come home for the holidays….
So I guess we stay in that place of magic and joy by staying hopeful….. What do you hope for this holiday? Is is too much to hope for peace? How can you be more gentle not only to others but to yourself during this season?
So I hope for you a gentle, loving, peaceful holiday.
Love and White Twinkling Lights