Whether you celebrate Christmas, the Solstice, or another special/sacred time this December, I wish you joy, peace and good health.
For our family, this is a sacred season. And fun. And a bit hectic with the cleaning up, the grocery shopping, the card-sending, the present-wrapping, the phone calls. And then comes a time of peace. A time of reflection and thanksgiving.
We give thanks for those who never stop working to make our lives easier – the nurses and other health workers in particular right now. The supermarket workers, the people who pick up our garbage and recycling, the postal workers, those who deliver packages. The faith leaders, the caring neighbours – people who never seem to stop helping others.
We thank those who work through the holidays to keep homeless people safe, to keep some families and individuals fed and cared for.
For our own family, friends and neighbours who are always there for us, even when they can’t be with us in person.
For my blogger friends – some who have helped bolster us with prayers and good wishes through challenging times.
For readers of my books – whether it’s the Myrtle the Purple Turtle books created by Lauren and me, or more recently, Twigs in My Hair, the gardening & nature memoir created by Hamlin Grange and myself. Thank you.
I wish you peace and joy this season. And good health – always good health.
I give thanks to God for this holy time. For the blessings that surround us.
The world may have seemed even scarier in recent times. But always – always – there is something and someone to be thankful for.
Merry Christmas! Happy holidays!