You're going to look at your Christmas tree in a whole new way ...
Okay friends, how are you doing with daylight ending at 4:30 pm?
Does it affect you (like it does me) or do you just roll with it?
I’m a light girl. Light is my jam and I thrive in the light.
And when this time of year comes around, I do my best to hold onto the light and stay upbeat and positive. But, TBH, it's H.A.R.D.
So if you are a light craver (both hands raised), here’s a little something to keep your spirits UP when the days get darker.
Ever wonder WHY we decorate with evergreens for the winter holidays? ⇩ ⇩ ⇩
Greens are ancient symbols of immortality and strength. Of the ability to survive and THRIVE when the world is at its (literal) darkest.
The winter solstice (or Yule) is the darkest day of the year, when the amount of sunlight is far overshadowed (pun intended) by the darkness.
But like the evergreens we gather and display, we know that the dark is fleeting and we will always begin our return to the light.
Deciduous trees release their leaves in order to retain their strength through the harsh months.
Evergreens, however, show us that hope doesn’t fade when life “gets dark.”
So I guess we could say that evergreens are an important symbol of faith.
Churches use evergreens at this time of year as a symbol of the return of the Messiah.
And evergreen trees always point upward — toward the sun (and the Son).
They remind us that the growing darkness has a finite and literal end point (December 21, the solstice).
So, I’m bringing in the greens this weekend — to affirm to the Universe that I have faith in the LIGHT.
And that I believe in the magic of LOVE.