“The kitchen’s the coziest place I know; the kettle is singing, the stove’s aglow,
And there in the twilight, how jolly to see
The cocoa and animals waiting for me.”
[Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance]

The nights are darker, and frost blankets the earth… candles glow in windows, and the warmth of home awaits you.
“Is not this the true romantic feeling?” Thomas Wolfe wrote, “Not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you?”

Bless us Lord with the ability to embrace the life we live.