Is always the one with the most that needs to get done. But that’s okay, the sun is shining. Happy Solstice to you!Â If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the longest day of the year and I hope you’re out having fun.
Here, we are preparing for Christmas with ten inches of snow on the ground and more on the way.Â I have to admit it’s beautiful.Â I have been wrestling with my desktop computer again and this time I think I may have gotten some of the problems solved. We’ll see…
I’m acutely aware (maybe because my own mood has been so capricious lately) that this time of year can be incredibly hard. We may want to feel “joy to the world” but we also feel our losses so deeply.Â Grief in full measure can be what the holidays bring. So let’s be compassionate and make sure there is no pressure to be “merry,” even as we welcome these winter holidays.Â The lights of Hanukkah, the Yule log, the candles of Advent…they all are reminders that even though it is a dark time of year, we can hold out hope for each other.
Light one candle this year for the people who are suffering, and let its light bring compassion to all and genuine peace on earth.