Thank you for visiting with us today. We hope that you are giving yourself the gift of peace before Christmas! So many times we feel guilty if we do not buy gifts for every person we've ever met (or so it seems), and run ourselves frazzled trying to make others happy. Our bodies, however, know that this is the time of year for rest and renewal, and can rebel after too much neglect.
Be sure to savor some time out in nature as much as possible (things always look better after a little fresh air), and bring your family with you if you can. A little nature exploration can be one of the memories you treasure in coming years, and you can find little treasures like seedpods and pine cones to give as gifts (include a little note about where you found your treasures, and why they're special to you).
We love decorating our home with nature, and our tree bears many natural decorations!
This mouse is made of two acorns and pipe cleaners~
An acorn cap "bird nest" with bean "eggs"~
~And a delightfully-scented clove-spiked orange slice!
A dear friend sent us this super-adorable rabbit ornament~
~And another sent us this sweet angel that we love.
Instead of running to the store for a last-minute gift, why not take some time to nourish your soul today? You can always give post-Christmas gifts, which will be more remembered anyway!
Wishing you peace on this day,
(Napping with a cat is a great way to take peace)
It was the winter wild,
While the heaven-born child All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies; Nature, in awe to him, Had doffed her gaudy trim, With her great Master so to sympathize: