Epiphany : a Christian festival held on January 6 in honor of the coming of the three kings to the infant Jesus Christ
: a moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new or very clear way
Yesterday was Epiphany in the Catholic world. It's the 12th day after Christmas, celebrating the visit of the three kings or wise men to the Christ Child, signifying the extension of salvation to the Gentiles.
It's a light shining into darkness, revealing and guiding and reassuring. I love that it's celebrated in January, giving us hope and calming our trepidation as we face the unknowns of the coming year...especially when we look back and see what we survived in the last one.
Sweet!s are like little epiphanies...points of light that shine in the shadows of our day, helping us move forward and not get lost in the darkness. They are there; we just have to see them. Which is pretty sweet! all by itself.
And here are a few more from the past week...
Monday: fiery sunsets; the peace that comes from having your mom close by and the sense that she's in good hands
Tuesday: listing a beautiful home with views of Lake Travis; welcoming the new year watching movies with your kids; adults kids who can share a bottle of champagne with you...and realizing champagne does go with popcorn!
Wednesday: celebrating a new year with your family...including your mom; smoked ribs, a la your husband; time to sit on your deck with family, soaking up the sunshine; a husband who loves your mother enough to build ramps for her wheelchair
Thursday: morning walks with your puppies; sunlight glistening on your pond, now full of water again
Friday: finding time to revise your children's story; watching movies with your kids
Saturday: a day spent helping clients; visits with your mom and cousin at the same time
Sunday: helping to celebrate a dear friend's birthday; restaurant staff who sing "Happy Birthday" with gusto; strawberry cake topped with chocolate covered strawberries; writing critique group meetings with amazing women
Monday: a glimmer of hope that a deal you thought had died might come back alive; your son and husband stopping to visit your mom
Tuesday: the anticipation of a reunion with co-workers from your past who stayed in your life as friends
I hope you notice the points of light along your path. Have a great week!
Keep your flame lit, and you will never feel darkness. ~J. Parker