The razzle-dazzle of a lit up city with throngs of people during the holiday season always makes me feel all...well...sparkly.
But put me in the woods or along a beach during the midst of the merriness and I'm instantly in a state of appreciation. And beauty. And joy. And serenity. I feel lighter and more beholding.
I think it's the contrast that I like the most. The glittering, bustling city versus the serenity of nature.
One is not better than the other, but the serenity of nature helps me find more joy in the razzle-dazzle. I breathe better, stay centered, keep it simple and feel the spirit of appreciation and love more often.
It's so wonderful to feel like I'm part of something bigger than me. And of course, to keep on sparkling.
Wishing all of you a sparkly holiday and a second wish for you to feel the splendor of nature during this holiday season.
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