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Sunday, December 27, 2020

"Time, out of time..." ✨πŸ’›πŸ”₯πŸ’›✨

 

"Time, out of time..."

That is what I like to call these days, between Christmas and New Year's.

If we can adapt this view, it can be a period of lovely rest.  

The bustle of the Celebration of Christmas is over.    New Year's does not need cards to be sent.    Nor does it call for present getting/sending.  New Year's doesn't call for much of anything, other than however we choose to spend it.  

So we could try to just enjoy the Joys of Home.    Soft lighting...   A fire in the fireplace, if we have one...    Gentle music playing...   Something delicious, simmering on the stove, for later....    A comfy chair...   A soft blanket, to cover our lap and legs...   While we read something of our choosing...    Or just rest...   Contemplate...   Listen to our own body...  It is usually trying to tell us something, for our health/good, if only we would stop and listen.

"Time, out of time..."

I hope this is something, you will try to embrace. 

✨😌✨πŸ’›πŸ”₯πŸ’›✨😴✨  ✨😌✨πŸ’›πŸ”₯πŸ’›✨😴✨  ✨😌✨πŸ’›πŸ”₯πŸ’›✨😴✨

14 comments:

Jenny the Pirate said...

Oh yes I completely agree! I do nothing in this week between the holidays, except wind down and rest. I don't celebrate New Years -- not even a little bit -- so I consider myself "off duty" for the next five days. Make it seven ... we'll start up "normal" life again on Monday, January 4! That's soon enough. xoxo

At Home In New Zealand said...

Great sentiments, you make winter sound very cozy. For us here in the Southern Hemisphere we can relax at this time too. Many are on holiday at the beach, soaking up the sun, sand and surf. I may not have the sand and surf at home here, but can certainly enjoy the lazy warmth of the sun and not do very much at all :) xx

This N That said...

Don't you paint a lovely picture..Wish that it were so...Could be worse, but...I don't celebrate New Years either altho I will celebrate 2020's being gone...

CheerfulMonk said...

We mostly keep living our normal life even around the holidays, so our peacefulness isn't disturbed. It works for us.

CHERI said...

I have definitely embraced this today:) Without us having church, I decided to have a PJ Day:) Just my pjs, no makeup, hair simply brushed...and lots of napping. My body needed it. The week ahead will call for un-decorating...the part I hate the most. But I plan to declutter and organize before putting it all away...I love to organize so that will make me feel better:) Looking forward to saying adios to 2020 and thinking positively toward 2021!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

This makes me hapoy and comforted! Well stated...I can be all of the above.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I agree, you are SO right!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I have always spent New Years quietly. If I am awake at midnight it’s only with a few carefully chosen friends. As I age I come to love the quiet rest of winter more and more. Under the cover of darkness and cold we are renewing ourselves so that we can unfurl again in spring.

Carla from The River said...

I agree with you my dear friend. We are going to be doing just as you suggest.
Happy New Year,
Carla

Lorrie said...

These are quiet days here, too. Time for rest and reflection. I love the image at the top of the woman looking through a frosty window - a good metaphor for facing a new year. It's always unknown for we "look through a glass dimly".

Gayla said...

Yes indeed! What a lovely way to describe these days between the merry and the happy. I would do well to follow your good ideas, too. I really have enjoyed this week and the quiet snow that followed Christmas! Have a cozy winter retreat! Your header photo is, as always, so beautiful!

Ella said...

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a Happy New Year. May peace, love, and prosperity follow you always.
Happy New Year!
Hugs from the Netherlands!

Rose said...

I truthfully thought I had commented on this. I was all set to just try to enjoy a bit of down time, but now have car issues and have to get them settled.

Karen said...

“Time, out of time” How lovely that sounds! This has been a peaceful week for us, indulging in many of the quiet moments you’ve mentioned.