Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fall Asleep Counting Your Blessings

Once again, I have raced through the Yule season as if running a race. The finish line being the 25th when presents are exchanged. I have zoomed along so rapidly that I have forgotten why this is such a wonderful time of year on so many levels.
I was raised Christian and for followers of Christ, Christmas is birth, hope, salvation. It is a time of new beginnings, peace & love. I am a witch now & yet we pagans celebrate something quite similar. After all peace & love covers all objections, doesn't it?
At Yule the Oak King & Holly King struggle for dominion with the Oak King winning. He must win so that the wheel of the year turns slowly to warmth & birth & away from cold, dark & death. For us Yule is a time of celebration, as we recognize the ever turning seasons. The Yule log crackles(even if it is a gas log) and feasting, drinking & generally merry-making abounds. We feel loving towards many & peaceful towards all.

And yet, we forget all this so easily as we dash around decorating, buying, wrapping.  I was watching "White Christmas" the other evening. I love that movie. Bing Crosby was sing to Rosemary Clooney, "I fall asleep counting my blessings." That is going to be my vow this year. I am going to count my blessings every evening lest I forget how blessed I truly am: a wonderful husband, three great sons & their friends & girlfriends, a Goddess & God that watch over me, good health, money enough, Mahjong  friends, Happy Hour friends, Meals on Wheels friends, food, love, my beautiful eWitch sisters, my shop & Spelled friends, good health and the myriad of other blessings.

May the Goddess bless all of you with the richness of life, time to enjoy it & a closer presence to Her.


Mother's Moon's Message said...

I am right there beside you Luna and could not agree more with all you said. I love the movie White Christmas and was myself watching it the other eve.

Yule is a time to slow and enjoy yet all too many times we do lose that thought. I hope that you and yours have a wonderful Yule Season and that in the coming year you only find more blessings that surround you.

luna petunia said...

Thanks Janie. And thanks for the lovely card. It is featured right here!
Blessed Yule & Christmas & everything else.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I watched "White Christmas" the other night too but only caught the last 10 minutes. That's where they actually sing "White Christmas" of course. So I lucked out by seeing the best part.

Penny said...

How often and easily we get caught up in the Christmas push instead of the Christmas spirit. We all need to slow down and count each and every blessings every day.

So well put!

Blessed be!


TD (Tammy @ Journal of Evolution) said...

Thank you so much for the reminder!
Merry Holidays!

SCS said...

my youngest's girl friend and I watched that on the Sunday when they put up the tree! LOVE that movie my son just whinned we were singing LOL but you are right how fast we think of our problems before our blessings. My blog has been about my depression and anxiety and all very down things it is time to turn that around mercury retrograde be damned! Time for Peace, Love and Family! whether we want it or not somedays LOL

Ricky Shambles said...

I was watching White Christmas the other night as well - guess we all caught it on AMC. Great blog!


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