Thursday, December 24, 2009

god bless us one and all!

Seven Mile Beach, Tasmania

The magic of Christmas Eve is upon us and in just a few hours I will be leaving work and not returning until 4th January 2010 (twenty ten still sounds so far in the future to me!). Bliss! Unfortunately I am succumbing to a cold so I'm not sure what our plans will be over Christmas now but be sure there will be plenty of reading, plenty of films, plenty of good food and a lot of sleep. And my daily yoga practice of course!

This time of the year always makes me nostalgic for Christmasses past, especially those I spent in Tasmania. I love Christmas in the summertime (even if there is something very bizarre about walking down a street in Sydney in 40 degrees of heat hearing the sound of sleighbells coming from the shops). I received an email from my cousin on Monday just as she was off to catch her flight from Melbourne to Hobart for Christmas. I wish I could be there with them.

Christmas is a special time of year no matter where in the world you are or who you are with or what you believe. Even if the whole Nativity story isn't your thing, it's good to look at this time of year as a rebirth of sorts, in which we can turn our lives around, live more fully, more mindfully, more in tune with the world around us.

So I wish you dear readers old and new a wonderful holiday period. And keep practicing yoga wherever you are. All you need is the corner of a room and towel after all!

Namaste Everyone x

7 comments:

Eco Yogini said...

Happy Yule and Merry Christmas Rachel!

Yay vacation!! I also am off to my last day at this contract, and then I have vacation until the new year- WOOT. :)

Lisa

RĂªverie said...

Best wishes to you for a wonderful Christmas! :)

Elise xxx

Crafty Green Poet said...

Happy Christmas! I had two Christmases in the summer (when I lived in Malawi) and really enjoyed them.

green ink said...

Merry christmas Rachel!! I too am nostalgic for Hobart christmases...but thank heavens for Skype! Enjoy your day xx

Cindy Fearon, RYT/LMT said...

enjoy your vacation, it sounds wonderful!

La Gitane said...

Hope you have a lovely holiday Rachel!! Best wishes for 2010!

StorytellERdoc said...

Hi Rachel. Great posts...I just want to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday week. I hope you didn't succumb to that cold coming on!