I love that the darkest day has such a magical and soothing name, with a list of rituals and celebrations that focus on light illuminating the darkness and letting go of fears and focusing on a fresh start ahead. At a time where staying optimistic feels challenging, any focus on positive and simple rituals gets a thumbs up from me.
So today on the Winter Solstice I will be lighting some candles, cranking up the Christmas lights, reading a good book, maybe watching another really bad Christmas film (A Castle for Christmas on Netflix is truly special), running a bath, eating home made lasagne, and stealing some Christmas chocolate (it will be replaced!!),
Whatever your Christmas looks like this year, I hope you find some comfort in small rituals that make you happy. Much love to you all.
Lovely post – I love the dark cosy nights!