Christmas, Boxing Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, Epiphany (Little Christmas) Three Kings Day...all are ahead in the next few weeks. It is a time of celebration and remembrance for many people throughout the world.
It can be a time of great joy as well as a time of stress! We like to keep it as simple as possible. We have friends and acquaintances that celebrate all of the above holidays.
The best way to do this is to relax and not have any expectations. How about you? At different times of life, there is much planning and shopping, much anticipation. There can be religious connectivity and well as spiritual meditation and/or celebrating ethnic meals and rituals. It is a rich and diverse time! And let's not forget food and gifting!
We have been out and about a lot lately. That is how we choose to relax. We were pleased that the weather turned warm after a brief snow. We took advantage... and some road trips. We grew up going for Sunday rides in the car and continue to enjoy this pastime. Often there is no destination point. Music in the car...coffee...an open road in the country...a tiny vacation without going too far.
Here are some recent photos..
|Various antiques stores...|
|The frogs of Willimantic dressed for the holidays!|
As you prepare for the coming holidays,
wishing you calm and peace...
enjoy the day!