I'll share with you a story from Saturday
A little about us: I have five children ages: 13, 11, 7, 3 and 1! We are not a religious family per say BUT we have beliefs, many beliefs and mostly we try to live our lives with kindness for people and our Earth. I try to teach my children about all religions, beliefs and traditions in hope they will find a path that feels right to them.
Saturday we headed to the zoo for cookies and milk with Santa, it was a beautiful day with a light snow. As we stood there my two oldest daughters announced: "Maybe we should celebrate the Winter Solstice instead of Christmas!"
My husband and I, a little puzzled asked: "What brings you to this thought?"
And this is what they had to say:
"You know mom, everyone is just talking about what they want ... more and more toys and stuff that we really do not need. It seems that people just do not get it! It is all about shopping and the stores and it is so bad".
I pushed a little more: "What is so bad?"
"Well, the big stores and all the stuff and how it hurts the Earth and it really does not help people. People are just not thinking about being nice anymore!"
I can not tell you just how proud of my children I am. We have already started the research of Winter Solstice Celebrations and possibility of a Summer Solstice Celebration also! Figuring out what traditions we want to keep, how we want them to 'look' and just all the logistics to these celebrations.
Do you have any special celebrations or traditions?