The holidays are almost over, with the New Year just around the corner, and the eight days of Hanukkah and twelve days of Christmas counting down.
Hopefully whatever Holiday Dos you did were all full of love and connection with friends and family, celebrating this amazing life we share. Hopefully everything went as smoothly as possible, stress was at a minimum, and no ugly sweaters were received - unless you're into ugly sweaters, and then hopefully you got the ugliest one ever!
All of us at Tidy Thyme are grateful to have spent time with our loved ones, enjoying each others' company in this jolly time. We also celebrated the Winter Solstice last week, and delight in welcoming the lengthening days!
While the winter still has a ways to go here in the Northeast, we can align ourselves to the natural rhythm and stay awake to our changing world. It's all too easy to hunker down in the cold and gray, forgetting to give ourselves the gift of connection. There is beauty in the bleakness.
As the New Year approaches, regardless of whether you are a resolution-maker or not, maybe take a moment in these days of long nights to reflect on where you are, where your joy is, and how you can grow it in the coming year.
We are all connected, and joy is contagious. Here's to everyone catching it in 2017.
Best wishes to you and yours!
The Tidy Thyme Crew