Solstice, darkest day.
Celebrate the light inside.
Let your Soul light shine.
The winter solstice comes in with lots of wind and heavy rains here in New Hampshire.
I will get my white Christmas up north in La Conception, Quebec, where they have a snow day today and are expecting about a foot of of the white stuff. So far, our travel time to head up there is looking clear, so that is a relief.
I have been describing the whole vibe around this holiday time as tender. Hearts feel tender, and the balance of light and dark feels tender and tenuous. Tender isn’t bad. It just means staying as present as possible and paying attention to actions and words, I think. I am working on it !
Today is for gift wrapping – making it simple with lots of reusable gift bags.
Between packages, I am baking cookies to give as gifts to the in-laws. Again, a simple recipe that is festive and works for everyone except my sister-in-law, Sue, who has celiac disease, and who will receive a special batch of gluten free chocolate chocolate brownies just for her !
All in all, I feel satisfied with my Christmas preparation this year. I have limited the stress and the expectations really well, I think. And a few of my gifts have that special Kim-touch that means so much to me. (Like that little embroidered wool pouch pictured above that will hold eco-dyed silk “Sweet Dream” herb and dried flower sachets that I have made for some special ladies !) That has worked to keep my heart light and my joy front and center.
So, I and my tender heart, wish you and yours a beautiful and bright solstice ! Keep those Soul lights burning !
Big love !
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I love how you took that photo...it really shines through all the love you put into everything you do -- not just your art and your stitching but in the baking of cookie and special gluten free brownies for your sister-in-law -- remembering these things and going that extra mile to make sure someone is happy? That is just so you my joyous friend.
I'm glad that you'll have your white Christmas and that the roads for travel are to be clear -- clear sailing into love and family.
May your Christmas be blessed!! love you!
Lovely words ~ Let the Light shine ~
Have a Blessed Christmas ~
Beautiful. Happy Solstice! Here's to the the days getting longer and the light shining brightly...Nastrovia!
i love what you said about being/feeling tender....that it's just staying present !
safe travels sweet girl....xoxoxo
I see your soul light coming through the computer screen dear sis! Enjoy the family holidays, stay warm and be happy!
Looking forward to your presence with us in the 'north'! Welcome fellow light being, most wonderful daughter, creator of all things beautiful!!! Your heart is perfectly generous and you are amazing! I love you, Mom
beautiful... may the light continue to shine brightly from your heart.
Lovely creation that 'pocket' and your whole post is a peace tribute to the season ~ Have a wonderful holiday ~ ^_^
(A Creative Harbor ~ aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^)
You love-light is so bright, I can feel the warmth of your glow all the way in cold gray PA...Love you Kim♥♥
May all souls shine bright and clear this time of year!
Happy Solstice Kim. Wishing you a great trip to the snow country. It sunny and cool here, no snow.
It is good when light shines, especially when it shines in us.
And yours shines tenderly through your words today! Blessed Christmas to you!
Enjoying the 'Summer' solstice downunder! Plenty of light for us to share with you Kim! Keep on shining!
Merry Christmas dear one. Have a blessed day
love + light to your tender heart,
sweet friend. xooxoox
Happy holidays to you, my wonderful friend. It warms my heart to see and feel you so balanced, so inspired and letting the muse flow. Wishing you safe trails too (my goodness but I've heard stories of massive amounts of snow up there this week). love to Dave and your animal world too.
thanx for bringing beauty and light into an otherwise gloomy day and season (for me)....
You are a shining light. Have a wonderful Christmas my friend. you are a true blessing to so many. all the best. hugs.
Your light shines so bright!
i started early friday with such a bright hope for the day. so many haiku to visit, so many bright promises to fulfill. my day turned quickly on its heels into what became a living hell. for the last three weeks i have been battling extreme health concerns, i share this only to explain why i have been so hard pressed in visiting and leaving comments. yesterday took me to the very edge and this morning although i made it through an adverse med reaction with horrible vertigo, i am weak and undone. i do not like to write about my health issues, something i combat everyday to stay upright and among the living. but i see more and more of our haiku family dwindling away and i am sure many may have mistaken why, and taken it personally that i have failed to visit. this morning i am going to stay up long enough to be sure you all know that you have brought me comfort in my darkest hours without even knowing. for your kindness and patience i thank you with all my heart.
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