On the twelfth day of Christmas I am grateful for the gift of Silence. This gift comes in many forms, all of them blessed. There is the gift of meditative silence, sitting in peace with yourself and the Divine. There is the gift of earthly silence when the snow falls, blocking out or preventing the sounds of the world breaking through. There is the unexpected gift of silence when the party has been raucous, the children noisy, the music loud, and suddenly it stops. Silence. Ahhhh.
These moments, whether planned or a surprise, are restful to the soul. They allow us to regroup, to adjust, to center and be ourselves again. May you find your moments of silence and be grateful for them in this new year.