The Season of Giving…
Blog – The Light in the Darkness
Word of the month – looking out for other’s wellbeing over our own (altruistic)
Season – Fall/Winter
Time of Day – 12p-6pm
Element of the year – fire
Moon of the year - waning moon
Astronomy Event – Winter Solstice
Popular Holidays – Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, boxing day, Omisoka, New Year’s Eve
Things to do – shopping,
Caroling, fall cleaning,
Winterize backyards and homes,
Get 2023 planners,
Finish reading challenges,
Prep new year goals and plans,
Attend Christmas parties,
Hang out with family (or friends),
Make soups, bake treats, etc.
December is the end of fall and the beginning of winter. I sometimes forget that fall doesn’t end until the week before Christmas. It is the season of giving…although many kids will give you compelling arguments that it is about receiving. To me, it is about the light in the darkness. December 21st is the winter solstice (the longest night of the year) and it is somehow lessened by the beautiful lights of the holiday season. It gives me hope…and happiness. I know that winter is coming (thank you to the Stark family) but I also know that I am not alone. The lights remind me that we are all in this together and we will forge through the snow storms and cold weather to resurface in the beauty of spring and sunshine.
We completed our yearly Christmas photo at my house. Although it was good, I felt as though I rushed it and could’ve done better, but isn’t that true for many of our creations? I haven’t done much for photo shoots this fall due to sickness (Mike and I both got Covid at different times) but we plan on focusing on the family for the remainder of the year and starting fresh in January.
Christmas Carol at Granite theater