A word about Solstice

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Image from Forbes.com .

So here it is; the shortest day/ longest night. Yule. Winter Solstice. We can look to increasing daylight from now on!

I was inspired by the above graphic and article to post today because the image shows perfectly how the Solstices and Equinoxes look on Earth—kind of neat, huh?

I’ve never been diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), but I do think the lack of sunshine during this time of year brings me a bit down. Although I’ve never been a real “outdoorsy” type, I do feel a great uplift in the spirit when it’s sunny.

Does anyone else feel particularly contemplative this time of year, despite all the frenzy and craziness of the holiday season? I’m glad Dave and I don’t get too carried away with all the decorations and shopping–we keep things on the down-low, partly because there’s no point in decorating when you have cats who can’t leave ornaments and wrapped gifts alone!

The nasty head cold I’ve been battling for what seems like WEEKS now seems to finally be finding its way out of me (and, thankfully, didn’t hit Dave nearly as hard as it could have!), so hopefully we’ll both greet 2019 with a clean bill of health.

Make the most of this shortest day, people! Here’s to wishing you all safely through 2018 and may 2019 be good to you!

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