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Reflections on Christmas Morning

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Good morning, and Merry Christmas! Happy Chanukah!

It’s early and quiet this morning before everyone gets up, including a 6 year old. I asked him yesterday if Santa was bringing him presents and he said, “of course!’ Confident little guy.

I like quiet in the morning always, but the hush on Christmas morning (before the excitement) is especially sweet. The lights in the dark remind me how this holiday lights up winter days as we head into the weeks of winter still ahead of us.

Since I returned to skiing a few years ago I have grown to like being outside in winter. To bundle up first of course, but then to move and enjoy the bracing feel of cold and the beauty in a more stark landscape.

And so I’m looking forward to a walk today as well as a healthy Christmas dinner and the company of friends and family.

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