I woke up this morning thinking I wanted to write about the Winter Solstice (yesterday) and how it being the shortest day of the year and the longest night we are now moving back into the light! I thought it would be a nice inspirational message to share as many of us can feel overwhelmed, depressed or lonely at Christmas-time. I’m sure we have all had disappointing experiences when Christmas didn’t live up to our expectations never mind the promise of TV advertising!
Many years ago a counsellor advised me to start singing to help heal a period of sadness I was going through. I remember feeling surprised at her remedy, but sing I did. Usually, I would sing in the shower where few could hear me. I would belt out whatever song came into my head and the cascading water would drown out the sound. Sometimes singing would bring back sad memories and tears would flow, but over time singing every day lifted my spirits. Eventually, I was dancing my