We recently returned from visiting family in California for a week. We had a wonderful time sharing in each others company, and it was fun for Baby LF to play outdoors in a different climate.
Here in Ohio, we still try to get outdoors every day even if it’s snowy and cold, but she really enjoyed this new type of outdoor play. When temperatures were last warm here, she wasn’t quite old enough to enjoy sitting with a shovel and bucket.
She especially took to the ocean water and it had me wondering if she might be part mermaid.
Maybe some of you who are also in the thick of snow will enjoy seeing the sunlight and warmth. (Which, funny enough, we often heard was “cold” to them – in the 60s at times – ha ha!).
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“The winter solstice happens in nature around us. But it also happens inside of us, in our souls. […] In the dark place of our soul, we carry secret wishes, pains, frustrations, loneliness, fears, regrets, worries. Darkness is not something to be afraid of. Sometimes we go to the dark place of our soul, where we can find safety and comfort. In the the dark place in our soul we can find rest and rejuvenation. In the dark place of our soul we can find balance. And when we have rested, and been comforted, and restored, we can return from the dark place in our soul to the world of light and new possibilities.” – John Halstead
I finished my holiday gift gathering last week.
This week, I rested. Continue reading
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