On One Foot
…brief tidbits about me and those I love
light the lights
and sing with cheer
warm away the cold and drear
raise a glass and huddle near
Holiday greetings Darling Friends!
Winter may be trying to wrap the world in darkness and cold, but if you are like me, you find simple ways to hold on until Spring.
And hopefully the holidays help.
*For J and me, Thanks giving is all about family, food and fun. and we’re also about making the best of things no matter what. Last year that meant meeting our kids in the rain and exchanging food and distant smiles, then Zooming together for dinner. This year was much sweeter. Not only was the day sunny and moderately mild (about 55 degrees) but we were all vaccinated…so lots of hugs all around! We still gathered and dined outside, but we were inside a large tent around a fabulous propane heater. I have never known such true warmth, such simple joy of family.
*Hanukkah, too, is a commitment to Light despite darkness. We light candles for 8 nights and marvel at the expanding glow the season brings to our homes, our hearts. We kindle flames, but mostly we strive to kindle the Light within ourselves…to better warm one another and all we encounter.
*Christmas is another opportunity to share the Light of Love during the darkest time of the year. As I exchange greetings and gifts with friends and strangers alike, I can’t help basking in the glow of human contact, and the warmth of Love Divine.
Wishing you Love and Light Galore today and always, Dear Readers!