This photo has become a tradition for this blog on each Christmas Eve since 2010. This ornament is appropriate, as it was spied that year hanging in a vendor’s booth at the Christmas Market in Vienna, Austria.
I do believe I missed last year, but we were busy traveling the world. Goddess and I spent the first half of this year continuing those travels, spending time with friends and family all over the world. We’ve settled down for a spell to see how that suits us.
Know that our wish for you is to have a peaceful end of the calendar year adhering to whatever practices bring you comfort and joy.
Hopefully you will find a bit of relaxation in there too.
I know that today is the last day of school for most school districts as we head into the holidays.
If you’re traveling, please be safe. If you aren’t, enjoy where you are and who you are with.
And however you spend the holidays, please take a moment to reflect upon how lucky you are. Because if you have the access and the capability to read this and see the picture below, you have plenty for which to be thankful.
A vendor’s bowl full of choices in a souq (market) in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City.