After spending the past five years in the north, I am happy to return to the place where I lived for so many years in north Florida. We spent some time this past weekend taking advantage of nice weather while sending some of our warm thoughts back to those of you in the throes of an early onset of winter.
Tonight, it’s a bit chilly outside, but remembering the time spent on the Wakulla River and at Wakulla Springs warms me. For the winter solstice, I hope to light a fire in the yard in a symbolic gesture for hope in 2017.
I wish you all the happiness of the season and peace in your life. Take a break from wrapping presents, baking cookies, cleaning house, and shopping to see how the “wild” side spends the holidays.
I can think of no greater wish than the hope for peace in our own lives and in the greater global world. It may seem a futile wish, but I’m all for keeping dreams alive through action.
I vow to love more and to keep kindness in my heart and actions. Sometimes it’s not always possible, but if I take it one minute, hour, day at a time it’s not such a daunting task. If others take the same vow, certainly we are capable as individuals to effect change on a greater scale.
That is my hope and my dream. But dreams are only worthwhile if put into action even one small step each day. And certainly, if the Santa on skis playing a mandolin ornament could have survived from my childhood, then there’s hope.
Peace and love to you all. Thank you for being a part of my life through your comments and visits to my Living Lightly blog.