Winter Solstice: The Longest Night


Today is the shortest day of the year. Each day that follows will bring more light into our lives.

Seemingly, we’re headed into the “dark” half of the year when the weather is cold and we prefer to stay inside. Sledding and building snow forts are fun but it’s a joy to step into our warm home and curl up with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. We watch more movies this time of year, snuggled on the couch with caramel popcorn.

The first day of winter is officially here. Yet we focus on the warmth and light that the solstice brings. We burn candles and celebrate the return of the sun because, gradually, the darkness is leaving.

We think about the darkness we have created or let into our lives. It’s a wonderful time of year to reflect and rid ourselves of negativity, allowing positive light in.

Let the light in.


Winter Solstice Sun


My Sunday thoughts in 200 words or less.


13 thoughts on “Winter Solstice: The Longest Night

  1. I’m afraid this comment says more about me than your post (which is lovely, even if I do find those bloody snowflakes that cut across as I type extraordinarily irritating – like a shake of blogger’s dandruff!). This clip comes from a satirical comedy in the 1980s – Not the Nine O’clock News – when there were a lot of anti nuclear protests. Winscale is the home of England’s largest nuclear power plant and waste reprocessing centre. The film used here is an advert for porridge oats but slightly corrupted!

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  2. I love the positive mood of your post Sarah. As you move from the shortest day into longer, brighter days; we move from the longest day into shorter, darker days. But they won’t be that for a while yet! 🙂

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  3. Pingback: Midwinter: Light & Hope | Lemon Shark

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