…when good feelings abound.
…when family gets together.
…when food is made in abundance.
…when gaily wrapped boxes and funky or cute bags full of goodies appear.
…when depression becomes it’s strongest.
…when the poor feel their empty wallets more keenly.
…when people acquire debt they can ill afford.
To me, the Yule season is about family. It’s about showing the love you have for the people in your life. It’s about gratitude come to life; gratitude that is shown in the hugs, the kisses, the food and warm drinks shared.
It’s about showing the Gods, (whatever you call them – God, Yahweh, Allah, Isis, the Oak King), your gratitude for your life. Regardless of your beliefs, this time of year shines with family and love.
It’s about remembering why we’re here and why we do what we do.
I have spent some time reflecting on my own family, my obligations, my needs and my hopes and dreams. There are some things I’d like to change, others I’d like to give sharper focus to.
Next week, we’ll talk about changes for 2016 and plans for the future.
This weekend, I’m going to take some pictures with the new GorillaPod Action Tripod my daughter got me! This is the only time I wish the water was on the east side of me, so I could take night pictures of the full moon on the lake. It’s the first one on Christmas in 38 years and there won’t be another until 2034. It’s worth spending some time looking at it, I think.
But then, I love the moon. 😉
I hope that your holidays see you blessed with love and light, regardless of where you are or your financial station or your health. Remember, take some time to ease the stress in your belly. Breathe, enjoy having your family around you.