I love the quiet days that follow Christmas. A new year can bring a sense of renewal and a fresh start, but I don't wait around for January 1st -- it seems to happen for me as early as December 26th. The days seem longer. Slower. And it is exactly what is needed after the hustle and bustle and overall busyness of the weeks leading up to Christmas. This Christmas brought a few fun, joyful days with family, and now I'm easing into and enjoying these simpler, quieter days before life returns to normal next week.
I'm grateful for the days that just passed and the days that are ahead, and I hope everyone had a wonderful, magical, peaceful holiday.