Sunday, December 16, 2012

12 Days of Yule; Day 8

Winter Solstice is just 5 days away! To celebrate the season, why not find a way to bring a little "Yule" into your life every day for the next 5 days?

At there is a list of 12 Days of Yule Devotionals and I think they are wonderful! I will share them here, along with my own thoughts on how you can journal on the Daily Devotions. I will also share some other Winter Holidays, traditions, and Lore to consider, which you can also choose to journal or blog about if you wish!

December 17, 2012 - Day 8

Day 8; A Snow Prayer For Yule
Depending on where you live, you may be seeing snowfall long before Yule arrives. Take a moment to appreciate its beauty, both as it falls and once it covers the ground.

From the reaches of the north,
a place of cold blue beauty,
comes to us the first winter storm.
Wind whipping, flakes flying,
the snow has fallen upon the earth,
keeping us close,
keeping us together,
wrapped up as everything sleeps
beneath a blanket of white.

By Patti Wigington;
My Journaling / Blogging suggestion;
Write about your own experiences with snow.  Depending on where you live, it may be something you experience frequently, or something you have seldom experienced.  Write about some of your memories of snow storms, building snow men, being snowed in, a blizzard, a snowball fight... whatever memory you feel compelled to write about.  Share this memory with family or friends for some family "together time".  Just talking about the snow and sharing your memories will create a warm feeling in your home!


Also,  December 17th is the traditional start of the Roman festival, Saturnalia, which would generally last for several days.  Learn some more about Saturnalia here, and why not find ways to be festive and start your celebrating off early!  We know the Ancient Romans didn't need much of an excuse to celebrate and party, but Saturnalia topped the charts even by their standards! Wear brightly colored clothes, dance, sing, switch roles with others in your life and celebrate every little thing!

As always, thanks for stopping by, and Happy Journaling! If you choose to post your journal on your blog, please include a link to this post, and leave a comment below with the link to your journal. If you choose to keep your journal private, that is fine too, but your comments are appreciated!

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