Some people do not believe in celebration the natural holidays of the moon or the solstices of the sun. I do not judge if these things do not hold significance for you. For me they are a reminder that everything is a cycle; that the rough times will always pass and good times will return. Winter Solstice holds particularly strong symbolism for me.
Winter Solstice is the shortest day of daylight of the year. It is dark and, here in the midwest, generally cold. Both darkness and cold I have found challenge with throughout my life as I try to remain positive and cheerful. This solstice reassures me that now we will begin crawling back toward full, bright days. It reminds me that warmth will return.
I'm so very grateful for the symbolism of Winter Solstice. I'm grateful for these natural holidays that come from the cycles we move through. I'm grateful to see it as one more universal thing that bonds the people of this earth whether they celebrate it with me or not, we travel this journey together. I'm grateful for the promise of the returning light. I'm grateful for having had a fairly mild winter so far, though I know the cold is said to move in today. I'm grateful to have such a wonderful family that is strong enough in each of their individual faiths that we can support each other in our own as well.
What brings symbolism of hope for you? What holidays will you choose to celebrate and what meaning do they hold for you?
May today remind us that we all spin together on this beautiful globe. May we celebrate the things that bring hope. Have a beautiful day!