Friday, December 22, 2017

The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 7...Stillness ♥

Hello Everyone! Happy Friday! 
We are only hours away from the weekend and the start of the festivities! Things are about to get crazy, so today I thought I would talk about something that is very important to me. 
Day 7 of my 12 days of Christmas is stillness.
With all the excitement leading up to Christmas it's so easy to lose sight of what's important. 
I often find myself scattering about, thinking of a million things that need to be done and getting totally stressed out.
Did I remember to buy all the gifts on my list? Do I have enough? Did I forget anyone?  Finish wrapping!  When will I have time to bake?
It can be a very stressful time. 
What always seems to ground me and put things into perspective is the stillness of the nights. 
I love a quiet winter evening.  Sometimes I step outside to look at the night sky and take a few deep breaths.  The air is cold but it feels good in my lungs.  Sometimes it's so silent I can hear my own heart beating  ♥
In the stillness of the night I am able to reflect on the true meaning of the season. 
All the cookies and presents and cards are wonderful, but Christmas goes much deeper than those things.  I will not forget. 
 I need that stillness to remind me ♥
I go back inside to my warm and cozy room, thankful for the roof over my head and the blanket wrapped around me.  I know that Christmas lives inside me.  I will try to spread that joy to my loved ones as much as I can. 

In the stillness of the night, I believe ♥
See you tomorrow, dear friends.  And don't forgot to visit Billie Jo & Madison to see what they are up to today, during their 12 days of Christmas.  It's something wonderful, I'm sure! ♥ xo


  1. Beautiful!!! I love this. Thank you for sharing. <3

  2. I love this, Danielle.
    Simply love it.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful thought tonight before all the crazy fun begins!
    Hugs to you!!!!