Tonight is the final evening of 2020, which means it's also the final day of these "December Delights" posts. I've enjoyed doing these daily missives and you can always find all of them by using the search bar on the right and entering "December." Tomorrow, I'll conclude my "Year of Roses" posts and lay out … Continue reading December Delights – Day 31!
As we head into the final days of 2020, I urge you to take some time to meditate on what you want for the coming year. (Remember, meditation doesn't have to be sitting cross-legged on a cushion in a darkened room - some of my best meditation sessions have taken place while walking the dog … Continue reading December Delights – Day 30!
As we head into the final few days of the year, I think it's important to carefully consider this past year. We will return to ponder this extraordinary year in the future as well, but it's a good idea to start looking at what was as we look forward to the new year that is … Continue reading December Delights – Day 29!
I always think that the last week of the year is such an *interesting* week. It's such a good example of "borderline" time (or "liminal," for my fancy academic friends). We have one foot in one place (the current year) and the other in another place (the soon-to-be year). Many people are being a bit … Continue reading December Delights – Day 28!
For many, today is the last day of the "Christmas holiday" and the final workweek of the year begins tomorrow. It's always a strange week, since New Year's is just around the corner. All the more reason, I say, to look for those "December delights," so we're going to continue with that until the very … Continue reading December Delights – Day 27!
In addition to being "Boxing Day," the day after Christmas is also the first day of Kwanzaa, a popular holiday in the African-American community that celebrates heritage and integrity. It also marks the kickoff the "12 Days of Christmas" which culminates with Epiphany on January 6. Plenty of celebrating still to do! Speaking of Boxing … Continue reading December Delights – Day 26!
Here it is - Christmas Day! I hope that, in the midst of the tinsel and discarded wrapping paper, you had a few moments of peace and calm to think about the True Gifts of the season. Tomorrow, we'll drop off our Reverse Advent Calendar box; we just have two more items to add. Today … Continue reading December Delights – Day 25!
Tonight should be a quiet night, full of opportunity to sit quietly and ponder the year that has been. Maybe it will be that for you - or maybe instead it's a night of fuss and madness as toys are assembled, menus are sorted out, presents are wrapped, and the dog sneaks into the kitchen … Continue reading December Delights – Day 24!
According to the Seinfeld tradition, today is Festivus, a holiday marked by a bare aluminum pole and the "Airing of Grievances" (along with "Feats of Strength"). 2020 has been an unkind year for many of us in many ways - I daresay the Airing of Festivus Grievances took longer than usual! However, the Yuletide season has … Continue reading December Delights – Day 23!
It sometimes seems that the closer we get to the actual holiday, the busier we get with the holiday! Dec. 22 was one of those days for me and - let me emphasize this strongly - that's okay, provided we don't get (to use a lovely Southernism) "tore out of frame." For me, the day … Continue reading December Delights – Day 22!