It is officially the first day of winter and the longest night of the year! Happy Winter Solstice, Merry Yule, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, a Joyous whatever-it-is-that-you-celebrate. In my little corner of the world I celebrate this day as the day the sun is reborn, the light begins to return. Opportunity. Light. Hope. Even though it’s officially the first day of winter I see the rays of light. I start seeing glimpses of what’s ahead. It’s beautiful.
My solstice wish for you this year is this:
That your feet stay warm and so does your heart. Don’t let the world make your heart cold. I hope you never have the occasion to say “I wish I could stop feeling.” Because your feelings and your heart are beautiful.
That you know how strong you are. That you have faith in yourself. Stop doubting that you can do the thing. You are strong enough and you can do it.
That you give yourself the greatest gift of feeling at-home, safe, and loved inside of your own skin.
That you find your purpose in life and that you go for it with everything that you are. You were put here for a reason.
That you make time to enjoy the little things in life. There are so many things to enjoy. Savor them. Breathe them in.
That you are able to surround yourself with good people, bright souls, that always make you see that you are wanted and loved.
That you appreciate who you are and that you can see how many lovable qualities you possess and that you bring something unique and needed to the world.
Know you are worth loving. Let me repeat: You are worth loving.
Love yourself. Deeply, completely, and unconditionally. If you strive for anything this year, strive for that.