I love December 21. Not only is it our son's birthday--a joyous thing!, but it is the winter solstice.
Why would a sun-lover like me love the shortest day of the year?
Because after today, the sun begins it's journey back to our hemisphere. Every day between now and June 21, there is a smidgen more daylight each day.
Which means spring is on it's way.
Longer, sunnier days.
Pool, picnic, and porch swing time.
Just knowing the sun is beginning it's journey back is enough to get me through the cloudy, gray, cold days to come.
It seems like a grand time to start a new project or two, doesn't it?