This is the time of year many of us feel the ambiance of love and joy in the air. We call it the holy season. I am curious what holiness means to you.
When I think about this word, I am drawn to the words sacred and inspiring. I think of something which evokes reverence. I thought I might explore and share what I find holy and reverent.
We know the value of a gratitude list, but this is a little different.
I find my love of nature is high on the list.
The purity of new-fallen snow
The ever-changing comfort of a body of water
The majesty of trees
The evidence of mystery on a starry night
Endless cloud formations
Newborn babies are high on my list; as are toddlers who are learning new things.
Long-term connections with people with whom we have deep and abiding bonds
The comforts of a peaceful home
Light streaming through a stained glass window
Laughing with abandon
The mysterious depth of intelligence in animals
Breaking bread with others with whom we share a deep camaraderie
Breath: that incredible lifelong companion we all too often ignore
The tireless beating of my heart
Engaging in sincere prayer and meditation
I hope you get to spend a few moments during the rush of the holiday season to consider what you find holy in your life.