The holidays are almost here. Another year has come and gone, and 'tis the time of reflecting on the year in hopes that the following year will be one of growth, change and progression.
No matter where you are in your life's journey, just know that life has good things in store for you....just like these pancakes. A combination of sweetness and gingerly spice, these holiday pancakes are perfect as is, or with a nice fruity compote on top.
“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing, but of reflection.” ―Winston Churchill
For me pancakes are nostalgic. I remember my mother cooking my sister and I pancakes in the shape of Mickey Mouse ears or a bunny's head. After visiting Chicago the last couple days, I reflected on my last visit to Chicago during graduate school in February 2009. I visited on my 24th birthday. Now 33, my life has changed a lot over the last nine years.
It's been nice and sweet (just like these pancakes) to come home and visit the Midwest with a new set of eyes. I compared and contrast pictures of myself on the bridges of Chicago from 2009 versus 2018, and realized how important bridges are in our life, just like Christmas.
“Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.” ―Gladys Taber
For some Christmas is just another day. For other's it's the most important day of the year. Like the day of love, everyday should be Valentine's Day, just like the spirit of Christmas should stay with us yearlong. Though not always possible, it is possible to have awareness to remember whenever we need a bridge in life, we can tap into our inner world to discover the future while reflecting on the past.
I wish you + your family and loved ones a very
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com