I truly enjoy the first hours of the day...even before coffee (I said that???) where I can lay under my nice warm blankeys and stretch...thinking about each muscle and every movement. Once that is done I can form in my mind a plan for the day.
I know I've mentioned before about the "spoon" theory and if not, those of you who want to know more, please let me know and I will send you the article. When you have an autoimmune disorder, you really have to plan your awake time so that you use the energy you have wisely and still have energy (spoons) left by the time bedtime rolls around.
My project for this day was to put Christmas away. I don't know about you, but I always become a bit melancholy when I take the ornaments off the tree. Each ornament has its own original box. So, when they are put away (as when they are put on the tree) I think of the moments surrounding that ornament...smiling in remembrance of the one who gifted it.
The ornaments are in their boxes, the woodland Santa collection is put away and the tree is under the sheet in the closet. The room looks empty...barren like the maple tree out my front window. Yet, winter is for regeneration...for rest. So that is what we need to do too...rest, regenerate, hibernate.