I love the holidays. That has not always been the case, and I’m not entirely certain when things changed, perhaps once money and the pursuit of it was no longer such an important part of my life. This warm fuzzy feeling has nothing to do with presents or gifts or any of the superfluous holiday craziness. It is about a closer connection with family and friends, and as an extension of that, a closer connection with the human race as a whole.
All in all it’s a simple recipe:
1/2 C. of special holiday memories (cull carefully, those that do not inspire will result in a bitter aftertaste)
1/2 C. of hope inspired by the Solstice and the promise of a new season, of the world continuing to turn in her graceful dance amidst the stars.
A generous dose of your favorite music playing softly in the background, not enough to annoy or overwhelm, just enough to inspire humming along.
A dash of Sunshine.
A sprinkling of children’s laughter.
Combine in your heart then let sit quietly for 15 minutes, allow to rise until double in bulk and beginning to sparkle.
Stir briskly and toss into the air. Spread your arms and look up letting the sparkly fall out dust your face into a smile. Share that smile generously, let it warm your heart and spread the glow to friends and strangers alike. Act on any generous impulse to prolong the warmth and sparkle!