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enjoying the last few mysterious minutes of christmas day…

25 Dec 2013

are you stuffed? or satisfied? do you feel exhausted? or energized? was it a peaceful day? or a wild & crazy one? whatever your christmas day has brought you, i hope that it has been beautiful and meaningful… i hope it has been exactly what you wanted and/or needed.

i have been blessed with a very quiet, calm day. a little different from all christmases throughout the rest of my life, but change is inevitable. and almost always for the better… i’ll admit, i have had my share of sad moments today, but even in those, i have felt a certain peace. a kind of steadiness and security – something that comes from two things: one, is my complete acceptance and appreciation of myself. i’m in a really good place right now… strong, grounded, inspired. my steadiness and security also come from my amazing wife and the unconditional, ever-supportive, always-nurturing love that she gives me. so, those rougher moments were made all the more smooth.

still, as i lay in bed right now, with only the glow of the computer and the star lit in our window, i feel a deep peace within. and a twinge of excitement and hesitation as i embark on the last week of this year, and approach the first week of a new one. i have no idea what is in store for me for 2014… but i am breathless with anticipation and it feels as if the slate is completely blank. like anything is possible.

but, before i get on with those reflective posts about the new year (more to come in the next week), i want to revel in the magic and mystery of christmas for a few more minutes…

so, just to be a little different, i thought i’d share with y’all my christmas photos in video-style. there were many magical, peaceful, and wonderfully shared moments during this advent and christmas season. one thing is for sure… this has been the most spiritual, meaningful, powerful, and disciplined advent season i have ever experienced. interestingly, i did not step foot in a church or take part in any other organized religion’s activity the entire time. what i did do was devote at least 30 minutes every morning to myself for reading, writing, reflecting, and/or meditating. that time every day was perhaps one of the greatest gifts i received this christmas.

anyway… here are some holiday moments that i captured with my camera – some of them spent alone, but most of them spent in the presence of loved ones. enjoy!

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click on the photo to watch the video!

here’s to wishing you a very merry christmas filled with love & peace.

 

 

 

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  • Reply southernhon 26 Dec 2013 at 06:40

    Cool video! Great idea. I love the picture of you and Lina – two beautiful ladies. 🙂
    Wishing you two a lovely New Year.
    -Gretchen

    • Reply liz 27 Dec 2013 at 09:31

      Oh, thank you Gretchen! Sending wishing for a beautiful New Year to you and yours. xx

  • Reply Victoria Oldham 26 Dec 2013 at 08:29

    Merry Christmas to you both. I think 2014 will be your year!
    And as always, love your photos.
    xo

    • Reply liz 27 Dec 2013 at 09:32

      Merry Christmas, V! I hope that your holidays are peaceful and joyful. Here’s to 2014 all around!

  • Reply yogaleigh 26 Dec 2013 at 14:22

    Instagram wouldn’t let me look at the video since I’m not a member but I’m sure it’s lovely. Glad you had a nice Christmas!

    • Reply liz 27 Dec 2013 at 09:35

      Oh no. 🙁 I hope that you had a beautiful Christmas, Leigh. xx

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