Sing into the deep December darkness.
Sing into your light.
Walk, one footstep at a time,
into your heart.
Feel the pulsing beat.
Know that you are alive.
Smile because it’s a gift.
Skip because deep down you
still are a child.
Look up, see the moon, the stars,
the forest, the mountains, and the ocean.
Thank them deeply: they are a part of you.
Embrace all of creation, every being,
every human, and animal.
Soothe your caustic tongue.
Walk deeper and past, out of anger.
Feel the love, the deep appreciation,
the belonging of one and all.