The beginning of January is birthday time here, with two of us celebrating in the same week. It always feels like the final burst of energy added on to the end of Solstice, Christmas and New Year celebrations and then when it's done I find it hard not to slump in exhaustion!
This year we took things easy and made everything as simple as we could. Big events in the lead up to Christmas (my Mother had a massive stroke on the 11th November and for a while we weren't sure what the outcome would be) left me feeling fragile and simple really felt the only way to go. Now it is over, I am finding myself drawn back to the quote I posted at Christmas and I can see that all this simplicity has resulted in the happiest of times and wonderful memories. Funny, this simplicity thing seems to reappear again and again...maybe someone is trying to tell me something?