Happy December! The snow is falling here in Arkansas. The roads are snow covered, quiet and glistening from the glow of lights around the houses. It is a wonderful way to start the weekend. Everything is pretty much closed here in Fayetteville where I live. People are curled up in their houses and I, myself have only ventured out a little. It is funny how all of the sudden things can come to stand still. At first, it threw me off a little. The ice started yesterday and the snow came over night, so this will be the second day of movies, magazines, playing in the snow with my dog, drinking lots of chai tea and making Christmas ornaments for the yoga studio... Even though, at first I was a little bummed not to be teaching or running around doing my normal day to day work activities, I don't think I've really realized how tired I've been and how in fact I am almost drained. I almost think God or the universe plans these "snow days," just as everyone seems getting overwhelmed with holidays, school and work, all of the sudden for about 48 hours, everything stops. Forced to slow down. Yesterday when the mail man was making his rounds in the neighborhood, I heard my neighbors talking to him. The little girl in the house was handing her letter to the mail man, and her dad standing by said, make sure you get that letter to Santa, please. There was something so sweet about it, so simple. Today, my neighborhood has been pretty packed, because I live right next to a really pretty park. Everyone has been out sledding and enjoying the snow. Occasionally, a car will get stuck trying to make it up and around our hills and everyone will come out of their houses to push it. But, even with the inclement weather, when I woke up this morning and saw all the snow it was like I had never seen it before... even though I lived in Colorado for four years through college and it snowed all the time, always the first snow of the season is exciting. So, I guess no matter where you are, take time to slow down and enjoy where you are. Be with family, friends, take time to do what you love doing and have fun.
Sending all of you lots of love this holiday season! Hope it is magical!