In fact, I'm about to get ready to go back to work. But, never fear, I shall be home in the evening, singing carols, making sweets, and whipping up a yummy Yuletide meal. (And seeing AVATAR!!!) Also, just for fun, Partner and I are going to be enjoying an Ice Wine. I didn't know that Ice Wine existed, but it sounded excellent - a bit pricey, but excellent - and I thought, "Hmm... Ice Wine...for the Winter Solstice. That works!"
Below are the words that I use during my Yuletide ritual. Maybe you could use them in yours, or change them up a bit, or maybe you won't look at them at all. Either way, I truly wish all of you Rioters the happiest, most blessed Solstice/Yule/New Year. You honor me with your words, your devotion, your listening and following, and the fact that you inspire me to be better every single day.
Love and Lyte,
Blessed be the Divine Force of creation, that which turns the wheel from the Old Year to the new.
Praise be to the Goddess who gives birth to the God, and is now done mourning.
Praise be to the God who brings back the sun, and is born anew.
Blessed are we who have received the blessings of the Lord and Lady in the last year.
Great God and Goddess, hear our wishes for the New Year, and bless us.
Blessed be the Triple Goddess, Maiden, Mother, and Crone.
Tonight life begins anew, the days will begin to lengthen, and Light will be brought back to the world.