Saturday, December 21, 2013

Celebrate Lights in the Darkness Saturday December 22

Discover. Play. Build.
There are things I should be doing.
Packages to be wrapped,
Gifts to buy,
Cookies, to be baked, decorated,
Laundry, cobwebs, dust balls awaiting me.
Yet, on this darkest day of the year,
I am taking a moment to celebrate
The lights that brighten,
The intense darkness of this season.  
After a treacherous drive one night this week.
Snowflakes shining in the spotlight. 
A reminder of the meaning of the season,
Three candles lit (one awaiting) atop my table.
 Whenever the to-do list makes my heart race,
A tree that dwarfs the cobwebs
Thanks, Ruth, for giving me "permission,"
To stop, reflect, remember what is important,
Now, back to work!


Jaana said...

Snowflakes shining in the dark. Beautiful image! Wishing you even more celebrations for the coming week!

Carol said...

Beautiful celebrations of the holidays! I love your advent wreath!

Terje said...

Lights that brighten - a lovely celebration.

Tammy and Clare said...

Such an important message. Thank you for sharing with all of us. We hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family

Amy Rudd said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Anita! Enjoy your time and try not to let too much work take you away from the joy. Glad you celebrated!

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

Enjoy the holidays, Anita - and all the special moments they will bring.

Mary Lee said...

I love your focus on the lights -- especially the snowflakes lit by the spotlight! Merry Christmas!