This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.I love the idea of celebrating winter solstice. Aside from a simple lesson and celebration of nature and the rhythm of the seasons (and astronomy, if you have a super-science-minded-child), it is a perfect excuse to stop . . . breathe . . . and enjoy a moment of quiet and simplicity in the middle of an otherwise crazy time of year.
In anticipation of longer days and the light returning and to bring a little light into our own house during these long winter nights, the girls and I made paper stars (using this Magic Onions tutorial) today and hung them up all over the house.
I pulled out all of my old scrapbook paper, and eliminated some clutter in the process. Happy day.
They've been singing "This Little Light of Mine" all over the house, too. I would love to say we're going to stay home, light candles, take a nature walk, and go electricity/technology-free for the day. Instead, we'll be waiting for someone to install our fiber optic service. Yeah, trying to wrap my head around the irony of that scheduling quirk. Still, we'll be home. And it will be quiet. And there will be songs and merry making. My little piece of quiet this week.
Also, don't forget to set your alarm clock tonight for the lunar eclipse. What timing, right? I can't think of a better way to start a solstice celebration than by shivering outside in the wee hours of the morning to stare up at the red moon.
I hope you all find ways to create your own peace this week. I'd love to hear if you have any other ideas for ways to carve out a little quiet time during the holidays.