Happy Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice everyone!!  Today is the shortest day of the year and the longest night.  From here on out the days are getting longer and the nights shorter.  That is something to celebrate no matter what your chosen holiday of the season is.  It rained all day today, so we didn’t get to do much, but tomorrow should be better.  The family will come over for breakfast and we will open gifts.  I am proud to say that I made almost all the gifts I am giving this year, and the cards I sent out too.  Hopefully it will be nice like it is supposed to be and we can go for a walk at the park.  We will also have a bonfire if there is any wood left that hasn’t been soaked through.  Either way, we will enjoy some time outside with the family taking in the season.

No matter what it is you choose to celebrate this time of year, have a great holiday and enjoy yourself.  Make many happy memories with your family and friends and be sure to remember what you are really celebrating.  I say to remember because as I look around I realize that so many people have forgotten. This season starts with black Friday where people fight over items in various stores and sometimes even trample each other.  We rush around spending too much money on various gifts that we give to everyone on our list.  You get judged on how good your gifts are and people are mean and ungrateful if you don’t get them the right gift.  Our children beg for the most expensive electronics while we are telling them to be good because Santa is watching them.  I have always celebrated Christmas in the past, but this just doesn’t go along with what the season should be about.  It also doesn’t fit in with the life I am trying to make for my family.  So we are trying something a little different this year.  I am excited to try and celebrate the season rather than just the gifts.  That means so much more to me.

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