I am up bright and early today (well, dark and early) to pack in as much baking as one can possibly do in a day. Tomorrow local cookies will be delivered, the next day my parents arrive and we'll celebrate Emily turning 18! Followed by Christmas and that blissful week between Christmas and New Years where time seems to dissolve.
Before we all sign off for the holidays, I'd like so say thank you for spending your precious time here, for taking part in my workshops, and especially for your kindness. Every single day you remind me of the good in this world, and I appreciate that more than words can say.
This time of year is magical for many, and for others it is a time of struggle. Quite often, it is both. I appreciate these words from Emily Freeman:
"Maybe you are grieving the loss of someone or something this week. In so many ways, we all carry both sorrow + joy, often at the same time. As we move into this week of Christmas, I pray we resist the temptation to dissect the mystery of our neighbor and instead practice a holy curiosity for the experience of others."
We are all in this together. Wishing you the merriest, brightest, most hopeful holiday season. xo