Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yalda, Bodhi Day, Yule, Solstice, Nawroz, Diwali or any other way you personally hold dear for this time of year.
This time of celebration and self-reflection is a part of nearly every tradition and has been for millennium. The reason is simple enough: The darkest days of the year have come to an end and it’s time to celebrate the return of the light. What could possibly be a better reason or make a more meaningful metaphor?
It is a time of family, friends, gift giving and good cheer. It’s a time when any attempt to describe it sound suspiciously like a Hallmark card.
We use words that are written by someone else because it just impossible to put it into words, ourselves. That’s just as it should be.
We are all celebrating that we made it one more year. That we are still alive in the mystery of why anything exists at all. We celebrate because we need to. It is only human to want to acknowledge that we are, somehow, all connected and that we, somehow, are more than just human.
It is a time to rise above our day-to-day lives and remember, for at least a day, the love that we know is at the heart of it all, no matter what we call it.
For this one day we want to be able to feel it and know that, despite all our foolishness, we are a part of it all, too.
Have a foolishly good day celebrating the return of light into your life.
-The Staff at EcoSmart Designs