Christmas Countdown Day 21

December 21st is the first day of winter and also the shortest day of the year. It gets darker sooner as we start the winter months.

Take a moment to light some candles and make the evening warm and inviting.

Get comfy on the couch

as you enjoy the quiet time before the rush of Christmas sets in.
Enjoy a good book with a cup of your favorite coffee, hot cocoa, or tea.

This quiet time can be exactly what you need tonight to recharge your batteries before the Christmas festivities start.

Follow author Rosie Moore




Christmas Countdown Day 21 Shortest Day

December 21st is the shortest day of the year and also the first day of winter.  As the days get shorter and the nights get longer we are okay during the holiday season with that but after a while, the lack of sunlight can send some people off into a depressed mode if they work long hours and get up in the dark to go to work and come back in the dark.  Make your home brighter this winter season and light some candles when you are home, whether real candles or the battery operated ones.  The goal is to create a warm and bright indoor feeling.  If you are able to get out at lunch time, do so and get some sun as you walk outside, the benefits will do you good.

Follow author Rosie Moore

Merry Christmas!



Christmas Countdown Day 18 Connect to Nature

In Florida we are blessed to have the sunshine and warmer weather all year round.  Yes it is true we get acclimated to the warm weather so when the temperature gets to 60 degrees we will be running to get our Florida winter gear while our counterparts up North are wondering why we are so cold when it is a balmy 9 degrees and snowing in places like Michigan and Chicago.

But today it is not about the weather, it is about getting out and about no matter where you are  even for a few minutes in those cold spots. If you are in a cold climate, bundle yourself up and sit on your lawn chair.  It is very easy to stay inside and say that it is cold and you have too many things to do to get caught up before Christmas, but fight for your peace.  Sit quietly outside and watch the snow fall, the rain fall, the sunrise or the sunset, whatever you enjoy.  Close your eyes and for a minute think about all the blessings that you have been blessed with this year.  If you are a person that prays, take a moment and thank God for those blessings and then think about how you can bless someone this Christmas with a gift of comfort, food, donation or just a simple I am thinking about you. This will bring you inner peace to help you get through the rest of the holidays but most important give you encouragement to work this time in to your daily routine throughout the year.

Follow author Rosie Moore

Merry Christmas!


Young Woman Sleeping on Lawn Chair --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis