I love this time of year. There is light everywhere and typically good cheer. The world seems brighter and love seems to be louder than any other month of the year. It is like we lay down our worries and cares and universally gather round to celebrate. Most countries around the world have a tradition that is based on a faith story that has been passed down for centuries. It seems that December gives us hope. Even when we feel all might be lost, it shows up to signal the end of the year and we begin to get excited about what the New Year will bring.
There is always something to bring a smile to your face this month unless you are truly a Grinch! But even the Grinch’s heart grew so there is hope for all humanity that peace will reign if only for a brief period. Yes, there is lots to smile about during the year, but this month seems magical. All wishes and dreams can come true if only we believe.
As we step into December, take a moment and give thanks for all that 2016 has brought to you, even the bits that you wish had not transpired. For in gratitude one finds the grace of serenity. Know that you did the best that you could and utilised the tools you had at your disposal.
Then as the month unfolds, spend time with loved ones and friends, as tomorrow is never promised to any of us. Ensure you capture as much joy as you can. Give to those who could use a helping hand so that they may have joy as well.
Quietly sit and dream about your goals for 2017. And raise a glass of cheer for the dreams you left behind because they no longer fit into your ever-expanding life. Growth is a marvellous thing. It moves us forward beyond who we are, into our future selves who have bigger dreams and goals to achieve.
The longest night of the year arrives on the 21st heralding winter. Light a candle and welcome winter along with the promise of spring.
No matter what plans you have for the month ahead do so with joy. Laugh, love and know that you are truly living. Blessings to each of you as we close out 2016, thank you all for being part of my journey and may 2017 be filled with blessings overflowing!
Cheers and good will to all!
Always thinking, always observing, always wondering and pondering the things that make life go round.