Happy December! It's the first day of the month and we have plenty of time to set the tone for the holidays ahead and make them a reflection of what’s important to us. So review your values and set your intentions. Do only those things that support your true wishes for yourself and your family.
This year I am particularly committed to keeping the material aspects of the holidays simple so we can focus on the more complex emotional and spiritual significance of this time of year. I want our decorations and activities to be symbolic of our beliefs and I want my children to understand their meaning.
So we are focusing on greenery and light and stars as our main motifs. We are celebrating advent and following the liturgical calendar and honoring celebrations like Saint Nicholas' Day and Epiphany. Every step of the way I try to explain to my girls that we do what we do because of our faith and that the sweets and gifts and beauty of the holidays do not stand alone but are symbols for something much larger and more lasting than this season.
Welcome. I am so glad you've come. My name is Patricia and this is a journal of my family's days and the inspiration that shapes them. I like to write, I like to make collages, I like to make things with my children and alone, and I like to share with others. My guiding beliefs are that every moment and every day are meaningful and that good times strung together make a happy life. If you agree, I hope you find something here to inspire you in your next good + happy day.