As the colder darker nights draw in, have you stopped to see the wonder?
I find this time of year often brings with it, thoughts of failed new years resolutions that didn’t ever get off the ground, reflection on highs and lows.
For most the thought of glimmering Christmas lights, warm meals with family and friends, gifting loved ones and threasured moments are enough to see them through, for those of us who’s year has been tough, who’ve labour in pain and grief through dark valleys the thought of Christmas and the twinkling wonder it brings does not fill us with hope, I guess this post is for me and for others that share similar feelings of dread.
Tonight as I looked up, not a cloud in the sky, I stopped and embraced the wonder that the cooler darker nights bring. The moon is gleaming and the stars beaming in the nights sky, I felt the kiss of the cool air on my cheeks and ambraced the silence of the night.
I took a deep breath and for the first time in a very long while I felt a release in breathing in deeply and exhailing with purpose. You see these nights come with silence, the hustle and bustle is shut off in doors and you can stop, hear your thoughts and see a world alight by the moon.
I wonder if with Autumn, like the trees shed their leaves if we too should let go, let our pain, regrets and fears fall to the floor with the leaves, allow them to dry up, allow the frost to freeze them. Embrace the glimmer of sunshine on them in the fresh winter morning. So that come spring, growth, strength and new life, new hope can sprout. What if this is the beginning of a beauty you have never known?