Sunday, 21 December 2014

Blessings of the Winter Solstice


Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight.

--Joan Chittister, Uncommon Gratitude

As we celebrate the return of the Light, may we nevertheless continue to benefit from the peace and nurturing to be found in the Darkness.

Deep peace of the midwinter stars to you, my Solstice friends.
 

32 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

Blessings to you and yours. Happy Solstice.
Mary

Kestril Trueseeker said...

Solstice blessings to you as well! I hope it is a wonderful day for you and your loved ones!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

happy solstice...i guess! i hate the return of the light. i am a woman of darkness.

Missy George said...

To you as well, Deb. Have a wonderful day

Miss Val's Creations said...

Happy solstice! It was dark when I woke up this morning. Looking forward to more daylight again!

DEZMOND said...

Happy Winter, Debs

Laurie M said...

ahhh, I love this, its my anniversary today, wedding anniversary, 40 years,wow,

mistress maddie said...

Same to you to dear! Some people mind the dark early days, but not me, it forces me to wind down early and relax for the evening.

Willym said...

as the light grows so may we all...
Happy Solstice

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Happy Solstice, Debra! I am overjoyed that the days will begin getting longer!

Snap said...

And to you!

Robin Larkspur said...

Blessings of the WInter Solstice to you and your Rare One! I know Yule enjoy it!!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Happy Winter to you Deb. Thanks so much for your kind comment.

Rosemary said...

Solstice blessings - I do enjoy cosy dark nights but now I am looking forward to more sunlight

Linda Wildenstein said...

Yule Blessings to you as well dear lady, Oma Linda

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Blessings of the year and happy Solstice to you and your Rare One! I for one am happy the light is returning. I won't be tired at 6 p.m. much longer! :)

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! said...

Hi human, Debra,

I'm quite liking the Darkness, although the band, The Darkness, make me cringe.

Time to cosy on my brand new, luxury bed and embrace the night.

Solstice thoughts, your way, eh,

Penny! I'm a dog, not a robot! Arf! :)

ditchingthedog said...

Yes, the greatest growth often occurs in darkness. Happy Solstice!

CraveCute said...

Blessings to you and yours! Burning the old Yule log now on the darkest day.... and then we start heading towards the light.

Lon Anderson said...

Blessings!!!

The Happy Whisk said...

Wishing you and your Honey Bunny a wonderful Holiday Solstice.

If I could, I'd give you a tray of my Solstice cookies.

Cheers and boogie boogie.

Michael D'Agostino said...

Good point! A famous author once said that we only learn when we're miserable.

Adam said...
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Adam said...

Despite what Christians say, it's the true reason for the season.

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Winter Solstice and many blessings Debra ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

Pickleope Von Pickleope said...

And a happy Solstice to you. Enjoy.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Wonderful sentiment, Debra. At a service I went to this past Friday night, the rabbi talked about darkness. It holds special meaning to the Jewish people. Our holidays start at nightfall. It's a sacred time.

Happy Solstice and Xmas week. xo

Suzie Ridler said...

Brightest Blessings my beautiful friend! You reminded me of an interview of a woman who lives in Iqaluit and she spoke of the softness of the dark. Stunning.

Jeanne said...

A Blessed Yule to you and yours! ♥

JACKIESUE said...

Goddess bless your sweet heart

e said...

Blessings to you, Debra!

JACKIESUE said...

Goddess bless you and your rare one.