IMG_2916Have yourself a merry Little Christmas! January 6th marks the official end of the holiday season, sometimes called Little Christmas. Celebrating Little Christmas allows me to gradually come into the New Year. I moved through Christmas and into the New Year with gratitude for the richness of 2013. We had losses and challenges, balanced with successes, travel, and wonderful times with friends and family.

Today the tree is down and ornaments packed away for the year, although there is always that one little Santa or elf that gets discovered sometime into February. A nice reminder of the Holiday sprit. Little Christmas reminds me to keep that spirit of peace and goodwill. It’s always easier to reach out to someone at Christmastime. Why not be the Christmas spirit person in your family? Or at work? Or with the folks at the supermarket? Happy New Year!

Our 4th New Year here in Tucson was just as special as the first, second and third.  My motto for 2014 is “Such a happy year ahead!” To family, friends, writers, artists, dancers, teachers, neighbors, and readers—May you be happy in love, in health, in your home and with your self.

Love, light, and laughter,