Once again, I am overextended in December due to birthdays and holiday fun. As an extrovert (and a 2), it is hard for me to say no. But December is the darkest month of the year, and I have SAD, therefore it is the hardest month for me to function. This internal struggle is one I continue to work on.
I am addicted to light. I turn on every light in the house. I don't understand when people sit in a room that is dark. I find comfort in candles and fireplaces.
December 21 will be the shortest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. It always feels like a victory knowing each day going forward will bring more light. My attitude changes even though there are many days of winter ahead.
~the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned. Matthew 4:16
Christmas was placed in December to coincide with the Solstice, to celebrate the coming of The Light into the world. I appreciate this juxtaposition. As I long for the sunlight to return, I welcome the Light of the World in the form of a baby in a manger.
~Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. Isaiah 60:1
I hold you each in the Light.