Thursday, December 21, 2006

Yuletide Greetings On The Winter Solstice...


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The Yuletide Wreath has many origins, not the least of which was the Pagan custom of the Evergreen Wheel, symbolic of the recurring seasons and the Circle Of Life.
Around the globe today many different holiday (holy day) customs are practiced on or near the Winter Solstice, and regardless of which religion you follow, or tradition you observe, Peggy and I would like to wish you a joyous season and a very good new year.
Today is the Winter Solstice, and, as we move through the shortest day of 2006, we celebrate the returning of the sun to bring us longer and lighter days. The precise time of the Winter Solstice this year is 4:22 P.M. (Pacific Standard Time).
This first day of winter marks the beginning of a new annual cycle, a time of renewal which also moves us humans, in cyclic harmony with the rhythm of life, to seek our own personal renewal.
Every year billions of us make New Year resolutions in an effort to improve ourselves and our lives. We quit smoking, or drinking, vow to lose weight, improve our health or get out of debt.
Maybe we'll strive to better our relationships with friends and loved ones, to be more open and honest, or less selfish, prejudiced and judgemental.
The making of these resolutions each year reflects the fact that we're not always as responsible in our personal lives as we would like to be.
So here's my resolution for 2007.
'To try and demonstrate thoughtfulness and personal responsibility in my every action.'
That covers about everything I can think of and is more than enough challenge for me.
PEACE AND LOVE TO ONE AND ALL

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6 Comments:

Blogger arcolaura said...

peace and love to you, Jim and Peggy, and to all who pass by here

9:12 AM  
Blogger Madcap said...

Gathering you in, both of you. Much love, many little lights in the darkness. XO.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous kiwi said...

Joyful blessings to you both. Our summer solstice here of course!

2:55 AM  
Blogger stella said...

happy solstice to you jim and peggy! may you have a peaceful day today and every day.

4:58 AM  
Blogger BurdockBoy said...

Happy Solstice. May your year be filled with peace and joy.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Val said...

I had the pleasure of organising a Solstice evening with the meditation group. So lovely to sit in the calm candle lit dark and look round the circle of friends faces. Blessing indeed.

Peace and love to you

1:57 AM  

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