Such a beautiful and mindful blog post and one that I really needed to hear. Thanks for such an encouraging post!
I know you are so tired of hearing about our Christmas card by now, and even more tired of me moaning and groaning about this year. But, at the eleventh hour, and after a slight altercation at the post office wherein I found out that the postal employee had made me purchase and affix the wrong number of stamps to some 80 cards, our cards went marching out to loved ones around the country and globe. On the front we had this jolly photo and cheery line from a Christmas carol: All is calm, all is bright. On the back, we proceeded to write a long letter detailing exactly how this year was anything BUT calm and frequently seemed less than bright.
But now it is the Christmas season, where Christmas and New Years provide a brief respite from real time, a reflective pause before 2014 surrenders to 2015. We…
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